He may have one of the best records in high school basketball, but it’s his criminal record that is raising some concerns.
Springfield Public School officials aren’t commenting on a story published in the Illinois Times about the extensive criminal history of Lanphire High School’s head basketball coach.
The report from Bruce Rushton highlights a history of arrests for suspected drug and weapons charges of Blake Turner, who became the team’s head coach in 2012.
It’s also reported Turner pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery after hitting a man with a vehicle in 2007.
Interim superintendent Bob Hill says he will not comment on the story at this time.