Todd Turner, Founder & President
He has held the position of Director of Athletics at four major NCAA Division I Universities over a twenty-one-year period and is the only athletics administrator to have worked as an AD in four of the original six BCS Conferences. Turner began his 32-year career in collegiate sports administration at the University of Virginia (1976-1987). He served as Director of Athletics at the University of Connecticut (1987-90); NC State University (1990-96); Vanderbilt University (1996-2003), and the University of Washington (2004-2008).
Over thirty years experience as an Athletic Administrator
Athletic Director in 4 of the original 6 BCS Conferences
Primary author of NCAA Academic Reform – Chair of NCAA Working Group that developed the Academic Progress Rate used today by colleges and Universities
Knight Commission – advisory board on NCAA Governance
Author of D1A Athletic Directors’ Association – Code of Ethics and Statement of Core Values
Turner is a past President of the Division 1A Athletics Directors’ Association and a member of the Association’s Board of Directors. He is also the author of the Association’s “Code of Ethics” and “Statement of Core Values” for Division 1A Directors which are foundational documents for the profession. In 2012, he was named the recipient of the Homer Rice Award, presented by the Association to a former athletics director with a distinguished career, who has made a significant impact on the profession and intercollegiate athletics.
In 2010, after working for two years with Winston-Salem, NC based International Sports Properties (now IMG University) to establish a collegiate consulting and executive search practice, Turner formed his own company, Collegiate Sports Associates, to provide similar services to a broader range of collegiate sports clients. As President of CSA, he personally directs all services provided by his company. In six short years, CSA has developed an extensive client base that includes over seventy-five NCAA Division I schools, conferences, and affiliated organizations.
A frequent presenter and speaker on intercollegiate athletics issues, he is often engaged by thought leaders in the industry such as the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics where he serves as a consultant. He also continues to teach a course in Human Resources in Athletics in the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Graduate Program at the University of Washington and has been a frequent presenter for organizations such as the American Football Coaches Association, the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletics Administrators, and the Division I Athletics Directors Association (now LEAD1).
Turner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. In 1976, he earned his M.ED in Sports Administration from Ohio University where he was honored with the Ohio University Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993.
Turner currently resides in West End, NC with his wife, Sara. The Turner’s have four adult children and five grandchildren.
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