The revolving door of varsity coaches continued Friday with the resignation of Richmond baseball Coach Shawn Turner. Coach Turner has accepted the head job at Covington High School.

Turner spent four seasons as Richmond’s Head Coach with a overall record of 70-45 and 31-12 in NCC play. Turner’s best season was his first when the Red Devils went 23-7 and lost to Pendleton Heights in the sectional championship game.

The Red Devils went 18-10 this past season and 8-3 in the NCC.

Coach Turner thanked those involved in his four seasons at Richmond:

“I’d like to thank Dr. Todd Terrell, Mrs. Rae Woolpy, former AD Frank Carr and the Board of Trustees for giving me the opportunity to teach and coach the students and athletes at Richmond High School. Additionally, I’d like to thank Mr. Larry Cochran, Assistant AD Jeremy Hill, Math Department Chair D.J. Austin and the faculty and administration of RHS for being so supportive of me, our coaches, and our players these past four years. Most importantly, I would like to thank our players, our coaches, and their families for giving their all each and every day, both on the field and in the classroom.

Richmond is a special place and will continue to be for years to come. Those that are close to us know my wife Tiffany is a CNO at Paris Community Hospital in Paris, IL. Since the boys and I moved here, she’s tried unsuccessfully to find a healthcare position with comparable compensation. So, after four years of having her with us on the weekends only and maintaining two houses, it’s time to reunite the family.

We have accepted a position closer to her and will be the new varsity baseball coach at Covington HS in Covington, Indiana. The school is close enough to her job that we can all be in the same house again and minimize our travels.

We will miss the great people we have met, but the friendships will be forever lasting. My apologies to the community for not bringing a banner home to Richmond, but I am confident the players are in place and the table is set for many successes in the near future. Go Devils!”

The search for a new coach will begin immediately.


2016: 23-7

2017: 15-14

2018: 14-14

2019: 18-10