NCCU Football Adds Turner as Tight Ends Coach

Bobby Turner
Bobby Turner



DURHAM, N.C. – Bobby Turner, who was a defensive assistant on the North Carolina Central University football staff during the 2016 conference championship season, has returned as the new tight ends coach, NCCU football head coach Granville Eastman announced on Monday.

“It is great to have Bobby back on our staff,” said Eastman. “He is a hard and tireless worker who will bring great energy and enthusiasm to our program. I welcome his servant leadership style and his ability to be a mentor to our young men.”

Turner served as a graduate assistant and video coordinator at NCCU from 2014-16 under head coach Jerry Mack. After earning his master’s degree in athletic administration from NCCU, he accepted another graduate assistant position at Bowling Green State University in 2017, working with the defensive line.

During the spring of 2018, Turner worked as linebackers and special teams coach at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A native of Cartersville, Georgia, Turner graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance. Due to injury, Turner’s playing career was cut short and he began student coaching with the offensive staff, as well as assisting with video operations.

Turner replaces three-year NCCU coach Carl Funderburk, who has retired from coaching.