University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant Director, Strategic Communications

Bailey Turner

Bailey Turner - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics


Turner was named an Assistant Director of Communications in 2022. It is Turner’s second time in the office, as he served as a student assistant from 2017-20. Turner returned to Iowa City after serving as an assistant director at North Texas from 2021-22, and as an athletic communications assistant at Middle Tennessee.

In his role with women’s basketball, Turner manages media activities and publicity for the school’s high-profile program. He works with the student-athletes and staff on best practices for speaking with the media, coordinates interview requests, manages game credentials, and works closely with the program’s @IowaWBB creative team.

In his time at Iowa, he has promoted three WNBA draft picks, a two-time National Player of the Year, consensus first-team All-America selection and Big Ten Player of the Year. Since his arrival, the Hawkeyes have won a pair of Big Ten Championships, hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and made the national title game in consecutive seasons.

In additional to women’s basketball, he has oversight on men’s golf, women’s soccer, and rowing.

The Boone, Iowa native earned his bachelor’s degree in sports and recreation management from the University of Iowa in 2020.