Turner, Jack

Jack Turner who is retired after a long career as Taylor County commissioner, lost only five times in his boxing career, all in the Golden Gloves state finals. He then coached Abilene’s Golden Gloves boxing team from 1948-59 and was the first Abilenian to coach the Texas Golden Gloves team at the national tournament in Chicago. He was a judge at state Golden Glove tournaments and for professional boxing bouts from 1960-81. He also served as the Little League baseball district administrator from 1972 to 1984 during the heyday of Abilene youth baseball that served as the foundation for two Abilene Cooper high school state championships.