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Northeast Times | June 7, 2020

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Brad Turner to Lead the Flock as Athletic Coordinator/ Head Football Coach of 
Northwest ISD’s V.R. Eaton High School

Brad Turner to Lead the Flock as Athletic Coordinator/ Head Football Coach of 
Northwest ISD’s V.R. Eaton High School

At the School Board Meeting on January 29, Brad Turner was approved as the head football coach at Northwest ISD’s new V.R. Eaton High School.

“We are so excited to welcome Coach Turner to Northwest ISD,” said Executive Director of Athletics Susan Elza, Ed.D. “He has the distinct knowledge of building a program, and I believe he will excel on and off the field as a coach and role model to this team of Eagles at V.R. Eaton High School.”

Turner has 17 years of experience as an athletic director and head football coach. He has served students across the state for 26 years as a high school coach in school districts such as Graham, Springtown, Sulphur Springs, Lone Oak and Forney.

“I cannot wait to start building a program at the district’s newest high school,” said Eaton High School Head Football Coach Brad Turner. “I recognize the importance of being a positive role model, setting clear expectations for my students and goals for the future of Eaton’s programs.”

Turner has a master’s of science in health/physical education and recreation from Texas A&M Commerce and a bachelor of arts in physical education from the University of Texas Arlington. He is currently pursuing his athletic administrator certification through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). As a coach, Turner has more than 13 state playoff appearances with an overall record of 106-81-0.

V.R. Eaton High School will be the district’s third comprehensive high school. The campus is named in honor of Wise County resident and rancher V.R. Eaton. The campus will open in August 2015 with 9-10th grades only. Current enrollment projections indicate the school will open with approximately 1,000 students in its first year. Another grade level will be added each year until V.R. Eaton has 9-12th grades in the 2017-2018 school year.