A Lifelong Hockey Player

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Florida, coach Seth Turner started playing roller hockey at the age of nine. But when the Florida Panthers came to town, he quickly became an ice hockey convert. During his Bantam- and Midget-league years, he played for the Planet Ice Predators—an AA program—as their starting goaltender. During his college years, he moved back to the Northeast and played NJCAA intercollegiate ice hockey for the SUNY Broome Hornets in Binghamton, NY. After two years, he was recruited to the State University of New York at Cortland to play in the NCAA Division III as a goaltender.

Player Turned Coach

Two years later, he decided to concentrate on his studies and transferred to the State University of New York at Oneonta and traded in the goalie pads for players skates. He played club hockey for the remainder of his collegiate career as a point-per-game player. He graduated with a B.A. in International Studies and an A.A.S. degree in business administration. Now, he lives in Richardson, Texas with his lovely wife and two children and coaches his son, Evan’s, team. Coach Turner is a firm believer that hockey is for everyone and that participating in youth sports helps kids become well-rounded citizens later on.

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Being a dad and the coach of a young hockey player, makes my job super special. Coaching my young son’s team has been an honor and a privledge.