Former Alexander Central assistant and current Wilkes Central head football coach Ron Turner will start the upcoming season away from his duties. Turner recently underwent a medical procedure and will not be able to assume duties as the season begins.
Turner a Taylorsville resident, was named the head football coach at Wilkes Central in 2014. He led the Eagles to a 10-3 record in 2015 including a playoff win in the 1st round over Newton Conover.
Wilkes Central Director of Athletics Jeff Savage said Wednesday that Turner’s duties for now are being “handled by two assistant coaches”.
Savage said “We are moving forward and looking forward to Ron returning when he his is ready”
Wilkes Central will open the 2016 season August 19th when they host North Iredell.