Marching to Madness Episode 115: UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

On the newest episode of Marching to Madness, we chatted with UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner.

Turner has led UC Irvine to five straight seasons of 21 or more wins after serving as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

Topics of discussion include:

  • What he learned coaching under guys like Don Nelson and Mike Montgomery
  • How Turner was able to turn the Anteater program around
  • His defensive philosophy
  • What UC Irvine’s roster looks like heading into the new season
  • So much more

It was another great discussion with yet another Division I coach on Marching to Madness.

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Blake Lovell has worked in sports media for over 10 years. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Time Warner Cable,, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers SEC football and basketball for various publications.