Turo is still in the Soundview section of The Bronx, still teaching and coaching at Monroe. He has five PSAL city titles and 29 division crowns. Turo, who takes a minute trek from Holbrook, L. It started innocently enough for Turo.
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On Saturday, June 11, the James Monroe Campus Schools community celebrated their longtime baseball coach and physical education teacher by renaming the field after him. Over the last 41 years, many people have considered Mike Turo to be the best high school baseball coach in New York City. His record, specifically the six city and 35 borough championships and over 1, games won, are a testament to those statements. Mike Turo does not just talk the walk, he walks the walk, and all of his teachings and life lessons are led by examples, not just lectures. Even the school administrators and his volunteer assistant coaches can attest to his scheduling of early morning practices, which his players are all expected to attend. Those efforts include the attention he pays to maintaining the field, making sure those who use it keep it clean, even driving to the campus just to make sure tarps are placed on the baseball diamond when it rains. He even commutes three hours daily to get to and from the school from his home on Long Island, sacrificing family time to stay at the school just to help out. Louis Cardinals, and Dr. Cesar Presbott, an area scout for the New York Yankees. Submit an Event.
By Elio Velez. October 15, am Updated October 15, am. Or maybe coaching down one of the baselines during the American League Championship Series. Somewhere in the big leagues. He had turned down opportunities in the past to coach baseball in college or the minor leagues. Scorebooks are stored in the cabinets going back to , the first year the year-old coached at Monroe. On the walls are photos of past and current players. What matters most is giving his players a chance in life in the borough he grew up in.