From Staff Reports
Rockmart High School head football coach Bin Turner was named by the Polk County Board of Education as the new athletic director for the Yellow Jackets.
The move follows the retirement of former Rockmart Jackets head football coach Dan Duff.
Turner, who comes to the Jackets from McIntosh County Academy as an assistant coach, took the helm for the first time last month during the annual Black and Gold game. He felt confident enough to say his team’s athletic abilities and could taken them all the way, if they work hard in the weight room over the summer and in practices in August.
He said during the Jackets’ football scrimmage in May that he not only hopes to lead Rockmart football to a championship, but also see other teams see that success.
“We’re only as strong as the community support can be, and since I’ve been here the community support has been incredible,” Turner said. “It’s growing by the day. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Duff, who spent the previous 12 years coaching Rockmart High School before announcing his retirement last fall, was named the head coach Hixson High School in Tennessee in February.
Duff previously coached at Hixson from 1996 to 2001, leading the team to its first playoff appearance during his time there.