2017 Coaching School Speaker-Jamie Dixon, TCUby Texas High School Coaches Association
Jamie Dixon is the 22nd head coach in the history of TCU men's basketball and begins his second season with the Horned Frogs.
Dixon, a 2007 TCU Hall of Fame Inductee, returned to his alma mater on March 22, 2016, after serving 13 seasons as head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Dixon, who has earned four college basketball National Coach of the Year honors, including the 2009 Naismith Coach of the Year, previously served as an assistant at Pitt, Northern Arizona, Hawaii and UC Santa Barbara. He enters the 2017-18 season ranked No. 12 among winningest active Division I coaches with a winning percentage of .718.
Dixon returns home to TCU where he played for Jim Killingsworth and led the Horned Frogs to Southwest Conference titles as a junior and senior. He earned All-SWC honors in 1987 and was an All-SWC Academic honoree. In addition, he led the SWC in assists as a senior and was voted TCU's Senior Male Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. He was inducted into the TCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 and received a bachelor's degree in finance in 1987. Dixon earned a master's degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara in 1992.
Dixon was selected in the 1987 NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. He went on to play professionally with the Lacrosse Catbirds of the Continental Basketball Association and also in New Zealand.
Dixon is married to the former Jacqueline Corteway. The couple has one son, Jack , and a daughter, Shannon. The son of New York City natives Jim and Marge, Dixon spent much of his childhood in the Bronx. He has two sisters: the late Maggie Dixon, who served as head women's basketball coach at the United States Military Academy, and Julie Dixon, who is a Los Angeles attorney.
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