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OVU Names new Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach

Vienna, W. Va. (November 10, 2015)—Jazmone Turner of Dayton, Ohio, has been named the interim head women’s basketball coach at Ohio Valley University this season, Athletic Director Chad Porter has announced.

Turner played three years of collegiate basketball at Muskingum University and holds a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education. She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Trotwood Madison High School and as the head coach for Northmont High School’s junior varsity team. She also coached the All-Ohio AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) from New Concord, Ohio, for three years.

Turner was tagged for the position following the resignation of former OVU head women’s coach David Wadlington earlier this year. With the title, she becomes the first female African American head coach in OVU’s history.  

“Jazmone served as an assistant coach last year and was a logical choice to step up and assume this leadership role in our organization. She is extremely knowledgeable and well respected by the team. We are pleased she has accepted the responsibility and we look forward to what she can accomplish during this upcoming season,” Porter said.  

For more information about the OVU Fighting Scots athletic programs and game schedules visit www.fightingscots.ovu.edu.


Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. However, students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. OVU student-athletes compete on seven men’s and seven women’s teams as proud members of the NCAA Division II, The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) and the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC). To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.

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