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October 20, 2013Legendary Camden High School Coach Clarence Turner has passed away. The sometimes controversial coach passes away a legend in the city with 775 career wins. He took over the program in 1971 and won 22 state or sectional titles. Turner was 81.
Never hesitant to run up the score and press throughout contests, Turner was a prominent figure working the sidelines for many years. His teams were banned from state tournament play two separate seasons after fights involving his players.
Camden was an imposing team throughout most of his tenure known for their competitiveness, and never relenting full court pressure as well as rabid fans with their chants, "You want the high. You got the high."
Turner was synonymous with Camden basketball for most of his adult life.
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