Tom has coached the Barnstable Red Raiders to 18 Division 1 State Championships as well as 22 South Sectional Championships. His teams from 2003 to 2007 set an MIAA volleyball record with 110 consecutive match victories, previously held by Case High School. Since 1995 the Barnstable girls' volleyball team has amassed a win loss record of 518-25 including 10 undefeated seasons.
He has had the honor of coaching 1 MaxPreps All American, 7 Prepvolleyball.com All Americans, 1 AVCA All American, 8 Massachusetts Gatorade Players of the Year as well as 62 Boston Globe/Herald All Scholastics.
Coach Turco was selected as the 2008 AVCA National Coach of the Year and was awarded the NHSCA National Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2012. Along with being a five-time selection as the Boston Globe Division One Volleyball Coach of the Year, Tom was also inducted into the Massachusetts Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004.
His 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 teams were recognized for their academic excellence by receiving the AVCA Team Academic Award for maintaining a 3.30 team GPA.
Coach Turco recently retired after serving 30 years as the Adapted Physical Education Teacher for Barnstable Public Schools
Coach Turco 600 Wins (Girls Volleyball)
October 14, 2015
Turco wins No. 600
Make that 600 wins in girls volleyball for Barnstable coach Tom Turco. He earned his 600th career victory as coach of the Barnstable girls volleyball team Wednesday night as the Red Raiders defeated Dartmouth 3-0 in South Dartmouth. Barnstable's 25-19, 25-22, 25-10 win also gave the Red Raiders their 16th Old Colony League championship under Turco, who is in his 28th year as the girls coach. In the season-opener this season, Turco recorded his 700th career overall win for both the Barnstable girls and boys teams combined. He won 110 matches in his eight-year stint as the Red Raiders boys head coach. The Barnstable (11-1) girls team is bidding for its 17th Division 1 State title this season.
Cape Cod Times, October 15, 2015
11/9/2010 South Quarter-Finals -- Dartmouth @ Barnstable -- Win 3-0
Coach Turco: 500th Win