Turner takes a turn for the worse and WS Parkland coach dies

Posted by Andy Durham on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

*****We remember him well and can still see him walking into the Grimsley and Page gyms as the boy’s basketball coach for the East Forsyth Eagles(the other Blue and White) and his son played guard for him on the EF squad….After East Forsyth, Coach Rosco Turner went down to Lexington HS, to coach the Yellowjackets….Coach Turner spent time coaching in the NC Gaters AAU program and his son played basketball at Wingate University after East Forsyth…..*****

from www2.journalnow.com:[by Mason Linker…..]

Rosco Turner, the boys basketball coach at Parkland for the past three seasons, died Wednesday morning.

Principal Tim Lee of Parkland had very few details, saying that the office received a call this morning with the news of Turner’s death.

“I think he had gone in (to the hospital) for some sort of what was normally considered a routine procedure, and obviously it wasn’t routine,” Lee said. “And I don’t know for sure, that what’s being passed through the rumor mill.
“He was a great person and he and I go back 20, 25 years and I have a great respect for him personally and professionally.”

Turner, who played basketball at Pfeiffer, was the head coach at North Davidson from 1993 to 1998 and also spent four-year stints as the head coach at East Forsyth and Lexington. He was also an assistant coach at Reynolds. Turner was a native of New York.

CLICK HERE for full access to Mason Linker article at the Winston-Salem Journal…..


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