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Mickey Turner enters his third season overall on the Pitt football staff and first as the Panthers' assistant director of player development.

A former tight end for the Wisconsin Badgers, Turner joined Pitt in 2012 as a quality control assistant and spent the 2013 season as an offensive graduate assistant coach.

Turner was a four-year letterman for the Badgers (2006-09) and played in a bowl game each year of his collegiate career. As a senior team captain, he helped Wisconsin to a 10-3 record and No. 16 final national ranking following a 20-14 victory over Miami (Fla.) in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl.

The Missouri native also was a freshman letterman on the Badgers' 2006 team that went 12-1 and finished with a No. 5 ranking after beating Arkansas, 17-14, in the Capital One Bowl. During Turner's career, Wisconsin went a combined 38-14 (.731), one of the winningest four-year periods in school history.

Turner was also an accomplished student at Wisconsin, earning Academic All-Big Ten three times. He was the recipient of the school's prestigious Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award, annually presented to the UW student-athlete with the most athletic and academic contribution.

Turner received his bachelor's degree in 2010 with a double major in entrepreneurship and management. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. While pursuing his MBA, Turner was a volunteer assistant with the Wash U. football team, coaching the tight ends and assisting with special teams. His wife's name is Katie.

Mickey Turner

Mickey  Turner

Assistant Director of Player Development

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