Brad Turner Named to lead Alma mater Gibbs

Brad Turner Named to lead Alma mater Gibbs
Photo Credit To Courtesy of Gibbs football used with permission

The Gibbs football program will be in the hands of another Gibbs guy.


Eagle defensive coordinator Brad Turner, a 1996 Gibbs graduate has been announced as the new Gibbs coach and replaces 1984 Gibbs alum Brad Conley who retired from coaching in January.


“Its a dream come true to coach at Gibbs High School. My family is a Gibbs family and we want to serve our community and school. Gibbs has a lot of tradition and the players at Gibbs are hard working and play with character and class. I am very fortunate to be apart of the Gibbs football family and look forward to what lies ahead,” Turner said.


Conley led the Eagle program for the last decade posting a 60-55 overall record that included nine straight trips (2008-16) to the playoffs in three different classifications (3A, 4A and 5A).


During that time, Gibbs made in 3A playoffs in 2008, the 4A playoffs four times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and the last four trips (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) were to the 5A playoffs.


The Eagles went 5-5 this season and missed the playoffs for the only time in Conley’s tenure as head coach.


Turner, 39, has coached at Gibbs for 15 years and has served as the Eagle defensive coordinator since 2009 and is also an assistant softball coach as well.


Before coming to Gibbs, Turner was a football coach and served as the athletic director at Sacred Heart Middle School.

The following 13 schools are looking for a new head coach: Cannon County, Chattanooga Central, Copper Basin, DCA, Humboldt, Houston, Jellico, KIPP Academy, Kingsbury, Memphis East, Ooltewah, Sequatchie County and Westwood


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