Buddy Turnage adding athletic director title at Pearl River

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Buddy Turnage has been named as the athletic director at Pearl River for the 2023-24 school year.

Turnage has been the baseball coach since 2021 at Pearl River and has been an excellent coach for many years, serving at Loyola in two different stints as pitching coach. Turnage has also served as the head coach at Chalmette and at Belle Chasse, earning Class 4A Coach of the Year honors with the Cardinals when he led them to the state semifinals in 2009.

Prior to going to Pearl River in 2021, Turnage served as the head baseball coach, assistant football coach and athletic director at Westminster Christian in Opelousas.

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