By @SKubus –
One of the most decorated Michigan high school hockey coaches of all time was nominated for the 2015 National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s coach of the year by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association.
Trenton’s Mike Turner was named one of eight finalists from across the nation that will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Banquet that takes place at the NHSACA’s national convention at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester, Minn. this June.
Turner captured an astounding 11 state titles over the course of his 28-year stint behind the Trojans’ bench and holds the all-time coaching wins record. His final victory, the 627th of his illustrious career, resulted in a state championship, as Trenton triumphed over Hartland by a 8-3 final March 8, 2014. Just 18 days later, Turner announced his retirement at the team’s end-of-year banquet.
Turner was nominated by the MHSHCA based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championships and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubric to assign points in each category.
The NHSACA is the oldest coaches association in the nation and has been annually recognizing the year’s best coaches from across the nation since 1978.