Notre Dame track: ND names Turner coach

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Alan Turner, Notre Dame's associate head track and field coach the last two years and a member of the Irish staff for four seasons, has been named the new head coach of track and field and cross country.

Turner takes over for Joe Piane who retired in May just prior to the end of his 39th season as Irish track and field and cross country coach. Piane had been the longest-tenured head coach on the Notre Dame athletics staff.

Turner originally joined the Irish program in September, 2010. After serving as an assistant coach for two years, he was elevated to associate head track and field coach in October 2012 while continuing to oversee the training of all Irish sprinters and hurdlers.

A native of North Chicago, Ill., Turner earned a bachelor's degree in public finance from Indiana University in 1992. Professionally, Turner has worked as a trading assistant with Conseco Capital Management (Carmel, Ind.) and as a portfolio manager with First Chicago and Bank One (Chicago, Ill.).

Other coaching stops include five years at Southern Illinois and, prior to that, two years (2004-05) as an assistat at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill.