Michael Turner Named Director of Events
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Michael Turner has been officially named to the position of Director of Events, as announced Thursday by Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Events Operations Tim Wise.
Turner arrives in Miami after spending the past seven years at Purdue University. During his time in the Boilermakers’ Athletic Department, Turner served as a Facility Utilization Manager. His responsibilities included creating and negotiating contracts for outside organizations and vendors, coordinating contests for the volleyball, swimming & diving, track & field and wrestling teams, and managing facility projects and upgrades.
“I am excited to have Michael join the Hurricane family. His background in events and facilities/project management will be an asset to the University,” Wise said. “Michael was a track student-athlete, so he truly understands the role of collegiate athletics and the importance of enhancing the student-athlete experience.”
Turner has also spent the past two years serving on the Collegiate Athletics Operations Services (CAOS) staff. As the head of the organization’s Programming Committee, Turner developed and organized the CAOS schedule, organized and ran staff meetings, and also served on the Steering Committee.
As an undergraduate majoring in exercise and fitness at Purdue, Turner earned third place in the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championships’ triple jump event. The former track & field All-American captured first place at the conference championships in the triple jump four times. He went on to earn his master’s of science degree in sports administration from Purdue in 2003.
Since graduating from Purdue, Turner has also worked with the Rose Bowl, served as an assistant track coach at Cal State Northridge, and helped with research at Purdue’s National Youth Sports Program.