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Stanford parts ways with Shannon Turley

The long-time sports performance coach was brought to the Farm by Jim Harbaugh

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As of Monday, Stanford has relieved Shannon Turley of his duties with the program. The long-time football strength coach and sports performance director spent 12 years with the Cardinal.

Turley was placed on administrative leave in February without a detailed explanation from the University. According to sources with The Bootleg and Rivals, his suspension came after a former player stepped forward with complaints about Turley.

Turley joined the program in 2006, where he immediately made a major impact in helping reduce the number of on-field injuries with the football program. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Sports Performance. In 2015, Turley briefly appeared to be headed to Michigan to join Harbaugh’s staff, but ultimately stayed with Stanford.