Dearborn Baseball is pleased to offer a scholarship program open to high school seniors who have participated in the Dearborn Baseball league. The scholarships towards continuing education are open to both male and female applicants, and are offered in the name of former Dearborn Baseball board member Tim Turner.
To apply for the scholarship, download and return a completed application to Dearborn Baseball by September 1st. The scholarships will be announced on October 1st.
ABOUT TIM TURNER:
Tim Turner worked tirelessly as with the Dearborn Baseball organization supporting youth sports and serving on the board of directors for six years. In his youth, he was a committed scholar-athlete, which led to an adulthood as a teacher and coach.
Tim graduated from Melvindale High School in 1972 as a college prep student graduating in the top 5% of his class. Dureing his high school athletic career, he earned 6 varsity letters in basketball and track. He led the MHS basketball team from 1970-72 as a sophomore, junior and senior averaging 22 point per game, and winning Tri-River League Championships in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons, and reaching the District Finals before falling to an outstanding Allen Park team. Time was selected basketball team captain, MVP, All League, All Area, and All Suburban in the 1970-71 season, and additionally, All State in the 1971-72 season. Time also competed in track, running the 1/2 mile and other events as needed.
Tim earned a B.S. in 1976, and and an M.S. in 1981 from Eastern Michigan University and played basketball at EMU during the 1973-74 season.
Time was a classroom teacher from 1976-80 at Melvindale, Trenton and Southgate Aquinas High Schools. Time served as a high school guidance counselor from 1981-2006 at Allen Park, Warren De LaSalle and Northville High Schools.
Coach Turner was a head basketball coach at Trenton, Melvindale, De LaSalle, South Lyon and Northville High Schools. While serving as head coach at Melvindale from 1982-86, he won the Class B District Championship in 1986 and was selected as Downriver Coach of the Year. He also served as an assistant football coach from 1982-86. Coach Turner won 4 Catholic League Central Division Championships at a District Title at De LaSalle. He also coached basketball at Southgate Aquinas, Henry Ford Community College and Dearborn High School.
Time was inducted into the Melvindale High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. He was married to Diane Parker Turner and has 3 children, Sean, Bret and Stephanie, all graduates of Dearborn High School.