There’s a new head football coach at Veterans High School in Houston County; Milan Turner will lead the Warhawks into their ninth season of play in 2018. The Kathleen, Ga., school, which opened in 2010, has only one region football title on its young school resume, but Turner hopes to add many more in the coming years.
Turner is no stranger to Georgia Prep Football titles, leading Emanuel County Institute to a Class A Championship in 2007 with a perfect 15-0 record, and then following that with a 14-1 runner-up finish the very next year. Turner enjoyed success as a head coach at Thomson after his seven-year stay in Twin City, posting an impressive 89-22 mark as a head coach for ten years.
His latest stop before accepting the top job at Veterans was at Coffee High School in Douglas as an assistant, where the Trojans fell to Lee County in the 6-A title game last December.
“I have been very fortunate. I’ve been able to coach as a head coach or assistant in six championship football games,” said Turner. “The latest one was last year at Coffee with a man I would call my mentor … coach Robbie Pruitt.
“The first one was in 1994 with coach Chuck Conley at Screven County… when we lost to a very talented Washington County team. There is no atmosphere quite like a title game.”