ANCHORAGE – Cameron Turner has been promoted to the role of assistant coach with the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team, Seawolves head coach Rusty Osborne announced Monday.

“Cameron has proven to be hard worker, and he has a good mind for the game,” said Osborne. “We are very pleased any time we can promote quality from within, which is certainly the case with him.”

During his first season with UAA in 2011-12, Turner served as the graduate assistant coach for a Seawolf squad that went 23-7 and advanced to the NCAA Div. II Tournament 2nd Round.

“I’d like to thank Coach Osborne for this opportunity,” said Turner, who hails from Lake Oswego, Ore. “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to coach NCAA basketball, and I’m proud to do so at a program with UAA’s rich tradition.”

Turner came north after a successful 6-year run coaching the Willamette Reign AAU program in his home state. A 2004 graduate of Southern Oregon University, Turner is currently pursuing his masters degree in human services at UAA.

Turner replaces Ryan Orton, who was recently named head coach at Western Wyoming Community College.