Turner to be first ever NJCU coach

2019 Harry Turner Men's Wrestling Coach

Harry Turner has been named the first head wrestling coach in New Jersey City University history. Turner comes to NJCU from Rutgers where he had been the Director of Recruiting and Player Development for the Scarlet Knights. He has also worked with the Scarlet Knights Wrestling Club and spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons as an assistant coach at the University at Buffalo. He began his coaching career at his alma mater Lock Haven after graduating in 2014.

The Gothic Knights intend to compete as a club team this season before taking the mat officially in the 2020-21 season.

New Jersey City University Selects Rutgers’ Harry Turner as First-Ever Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

Henry ‘Harry’ Turner, Jr., the Director of Recruiting and Player Development at Rutgers University, has been selected as the first-ever head coach of the New Jersey City University men’s wrestling program, following a comprehensive national search.

Turner, 28, a native of Howell, N.J. and current resident of Belmar, will have the unique opportunity to build the program from scratch. NJCU made the groundbreaking announcement on May 1 that it would introduce the first new men’s wrestling program in the state of New Jersey since 1997 and launch the first-ever women’s wrestling program in the Garden State and the tri-state area. The head coach of the women’s program will be named later this summer.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have the honor of being chosen to lead New Jersey City University’s men’s wrestling program,” said Turner. Click to continue reading…