Jimmy Turner, inducted 2019
|Jimmy Turner is a Bibb County Coaching legend. He spent 33 seasons mentoring young baseball and softball players with 32 of those spent at First Presbyterian Day School with the only exception being one season as head baseball coach at Houston County High School. As a softball coach for the Vikings he compiled a 257-105 career coaching mark that included 7 region titles and 8 visits to the Final four. His 2007 FPD squad won the GISA State title. His baseball record is just as impressive. His overall coaching mark in that sport is 370-216 with GISA state titles in 1992 and 2010. He also captured 10 region titles between the GISA and GHSA where Presbyterian competes. Turner was an outstanding baseball player in his own right. He was a star shortstop at Lanier High School before going on to the University of Georgia on a baseball scholarship. With the Dogs he was a four year letter winner, captain of the 1973 team and a member of the All SEC Academic team in 1974. Turner was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds organization in the 26th round and played in Billings, Montana, Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida.|
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