Jack Turner, former Pulaski County football player and head coach, has resigned his head coaching position effective immediately at Carroll County. He will remain on the faculty and continue to teach at Carroll. Turner said his reasons for resigning were “personal.” There is speculation that health reasons could be a factor.
During his time at the helm in Hillsville, Turner was 3-7 in 2018, and 1-2 so far this season. He leaves with an overall mark of 4-9 during his tenure at Carroll. The new head coach of the Cavaliers will be former assistant Casey Burcham.
During his seven-year tenure at Pulaski County, Turner was 40-30 during regular season competition as head coach of the Cougar program. His finest year was 2008 when he advanced all the way to the state semi-final in Class 5. His team was an undefeated 10-0 that season.
Burcham told the Carroll News that things would change immediately in how Carroll County plays football. “I don’t know how long I’ll have this job,” said Burcham, “but I’m going to do it my way. I hate the ground and pound. We’ve got seven games to see if we can do this a different way..”
Carroll dropped down a classification from Class 4 this year and is now Class 3 and a member of the Three Rivers District. Burcham’s first game as head coach of the Cavaliers will be at George Wythe Friday.
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