Coach Huey P. Turner, Bethune High School, Shreveport, LA
Huey P. Turner was native of Grambling, Louisiana, and received his elementary and secondary education at Grambling Elementary and Grambling High School. During high school he was quarterback of the football team and captain of the basketball team. He also played baseball during high school. Coach Turner served in the United States Military from 1952 to 1953. He graduated from Grambling State University in 1952 and completed further study at Kansas State University and Rutgers University. Coach Turner began his teaching and coaching careers at Princeton High in Princeton, Louisiana. He continued his coaching and teaching careers at the following schools: C. H. Irion High School in Benton, Louisiana, Herndon High School in Belcher, Louisiana, Bethune Jr.- Sr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and concluded his career at Midway Jr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.
During his teaching and coaching careers, he received numerous awards which include “All Star Coach’s Award” 1963, “Best Sports Coach “, 1964, Basketball Coach of the Year”, 1967, Outstanding Basketball Coach” 1968, 1978, “Outstanding Basketball Coach”, 1968,1978, “Outstanding contributions to Athletics”, 1972, Appreciation Award” by Matt Alexander, 1979, “Bethune High School City Champs”, 1980, “Louisiana High School Coaches Association”, and “Developer of Athletes and Builder of Men” presented by the National Information Research and Action League, Inc.” 1989, and “ Contributions to School Athletics Awards, 1992. Coach Turner had a profound effect on the many young men and women that he taught and coached during his career. He was a role model and mentor. His influence contributed to them leading successful and productive lives. Some of his players became professional athletes.