Today, NCC Coach Kevin Turnick announced his decision to step down as head coach of the girls’ soccer program.
Coach Turnick leaves Newport Central Catholic after nineteen seasons with the girls’ soccer program, eighteen as the head coach. Under his leadership, he led the Lady Thoroughbreds to five All A State Championships, seven All A Regional Championships, three All A Sectional Championships, and five Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Championships. The girls’ soccer program achieved two Regional Championships and six District Championships. Coach Turnick was named Region 9 “Coach of the Year” eleven times.
NCC Principal Ron Dawn was quoted as saying, “We are losing a great soccer coach. We thank Coach Turnick for his many years of commitment to NCC and dedication to our students. Kevin has built a successful girls soccer program and has been a great mentor for so many of our young ladies.
During his coaching tenure, over twenty-five student athletes continued their soccer careers at the collegiate level. We wish Kevin nothing but the best.”
Coach Turnick said, "I am honored that NCC has allowed me to coach and build the program to what it is today. Having eighteen consecutive years of a winning record and being ranked in the top 25 of the state is special -- something very few programs in Northern Kentucky have achieved. I want to thank everyone at NCC and all of the current and former players and parents for their support. This was a difficult decision and will take some time for it to really sink in.”
He added, “I look forward to watching and assisting my eight year old daughter, Abby and three year old son, Zach in their activities. Also, I thank my wife, Angie for all of her support over the years.”
The process of hiring a new girls’ soccer coach is underway.