Juan Dixon is officially a Division I head coach. Coppin State announced Dixon’s hire on Wednesday, after news of his hire spread over the weekend.
Dixon is back in his hometown of Baltimore after spending last season as the University of D.C.’s women’s basketball head coach. The Terps’ all-time leading scorer met with his new team in a mostly-empty gym.
Dixon’s fairly new to the coaching realm, starting as a special assistant to Mark Turgeon at his Maryland in 2013. He took the job at UDC after he was let go following the 2015-16 season.
As a special assistant, NCAA rules prohibited Dixon from having any coaching authority for the Terps, on the bench or in practice, but he’s credited with aiding Melo Trimble’s development. Dixon is determined to coach at the Division I level; now he can make his own legacy as a coach.
"It was meant for me to coach and I am looking forward to that" - Coach Dixon pic.twitter.com/QftCfcKHBJ— Coppin Sports (@coppinsports) April 27, 2017
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