Assistant Strength Coach


Curtis Turner joined the Georgia State staff as an assistant strength coach in 2019 after six years as a player development coach at Georgia Tech.

Before going to Georgia Tech in 2013, he spent 10 years on the strength and conditioning staff at Vanderbilt.

Turner originally joined Vanderbilt’s staff as an assistant speed, strength and conditioning coach in 2003, assisting in all facets of player development for football while also working with Vandy’s men’s and women’s golf and tennis programs. In 2010, he was promoted to director of strength and conditioning for men’s basketball, a role he held until he departed for Georgia Tech in May 2013.

Turner has trained or assisted in the training of nearly 40 current or former professional athletes, 13 all-Americans and more than 50 all-conference selections. An active speaker, coach
and clinic organizer, his programs have been featured in Men’s Health and Golf Digest magazines and on Yahoo! Sports and ESPNU All-Access. He is certified by the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). In May 2018, he was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCA, one of only 18 individuals to earn the distinction — the strength-and-conditioning profession’s highest honor — in 2018.

Turner graduated from Clemson in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology education.

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