Michael Turner was promoted to Assistant AD for Events and Operations in November 2013. He joined the University of Miami as Director of Events in August 2012.
Turner arrived 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.Turner has 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 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.