FA's Head Football Coach, David Turner, Named Campbell Conference Coach of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Fryeburg Academy’s Head Football Coach David Turner has been named the 2017  Class “C” Campbell Conference Coach of the Year.  Turner was recognized on Sunday, November 19 at the All-Star Banquet held each year by the Campbell Conference to recognize outstanding athletes and coaches in each class.

“This is a BIG deal," says Sue Thurston, FA’s athletic director. “These coaches are selected by their peers with whom they work alongside and share game film each week. The significance of the date is also remarkable, as it marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of Turner’s father, Dan, who coached football at Fryeburg Academy for many years alongside Dave.”

David Turner graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1988 and has been a part of the FA football program for over 20 years, serving as the assistant coach from 1995-2007 and later as the head coach from 2007 to present day. Under Turner’s leadership, he has developed a top-notch fitness program with the strength and conditioning coach at the Academy for student-athletes to improve their core conditioning.  Before joining FA’s football program, Turner served as an assistant football coach at Bowdoin College under Head Coach Dan Brown who now coaches at Michigan State.  

“As a dean and teacher at the Academy,” continues Thurston, “David understands his athletes as students first and meets individually with kids who need the extra guidance in the classroom. He has the tough love for those that need it and a kind heart that assures every player who may need a ride to practice or home has one.  He gets to know kids on a very different level, and in doing so, builds relationships that can help kids long after graduation.”

Along with Turner’s recognition, several FA students were also recognized at the banquet and named as All-Conference Athletes: Tucker Buzzell ’19, Jared Chisari ’18, Caleb Eklund ’18 and Cody Gullikson ’18.

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