Somer Bigham Dudley
Barrett Christian Kleinknecht
Christine "Kissy" Hite Merrifield
Jeffery Dowdy Scott
Nathaniel "Skebo" Oswell Turner, Jr.
Ronald "Ron" Edwin Turner, Jr.

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Ronald “Ron” Edwin Turner, Jr.

  • Graduated from South Florence High School in 1983
  • Graduated from University of Tennessee with BS Degree in Communications in 2001
  • Member of the South Florence Swim Team from 1980 – 1982
  • Member of the Indian River Community College National Champion Swim Team in 1987-1989
  • Served as an Assistant Swimming Coach at the College of Charleston in 2009-2010
  • Level 5 Certified Coach, (highest level), of the American Swimming Coaches Association
  • Received 2005 Award of Excellence from the American Swimming Coaches Association
  • 2004 & 2006 North Carolina Coach of the Year
  • 2006 YMCA National Coach of the Year
  • 2007 USA National Team Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach for the 2007 U. S. Pan-American Games Team
  • Developmental Coach of 2012 Olympic Gold medalist of the USA and 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist from China
  • During his career, he has coached-
    1 Olympic Gold Medalist
    1 Olympic Bronze Medalist
    2 USA National Team members
    3 Chinese National Team members
    42 US National Qualifiers
    21 Chinese National Qualifiers
    12 USA Olympic Trial Qualifiers
    8 World Championship Team members
    18 NCAA All-Americans
    41 YMCA All- Americans
    2 YMCA National Championship Titles
    7 NISCA Academic All-Americans
    Over 100 Nationally ranked swimmers
    14 swimmers ranked in the top 50 in the world
  • Helps as a Special Olympic volunteer
  • Is now serving as the Head Coach of the Jiangsu Swimming in Nanjung, China