Carlesa Dixon, Summer Creek HS: Applying Defensive Pressure and Getting Players AND Parents to Commit

by Texas High School Coaches Association


Coach Carlesa Dixon shares her defensive philosophy, principles, as well as how to defend specific actions during this clinic presentation from the 2019 THSCA Coaches Clinic.  In addition, Coach Dixon also share her approach to getting both parents and players to commit to her basketball program during the season.


The Coach

Coach Carlesa Dixon

•Played high school ball at Dallas Lincoln HS- 1999 State Champs (30-0)

•Played college ball at UNLV and Wichita State University (scoring over 1000 pts)

•Played for Umea Comets (26ppg, 19.8rpg)

•13yrs coaching experience (11yrs as head coach)

- 1yr middle school (Workman Jr High)
- 1yr varsity assistant (North Crowley HS)
- 2yrs Head Coach (Ft Worth Eastern Hills HS)
- 2yrs Head Coach (Lakeview Centennial HS)
- 4yrs Head Coach (Dallas Lincoln HS)
- 1yr Head Coach (John Tyler HS)
- 2yrs-current Head Coach (Summer Creek HS)

•9 State playoff appearances

•2 Regional Championship titles (2013 and 2019)

•5 Regional Tournament appearances- Lincoln (2x), John Tyler (1x), Summer Creek (2x)

•2 State Tournament appearances- Lincoln (2013), Summer Creek (2019)

•1 State Championship appearance- Lincoln (2013)

•District Coach of the Yr (2013, 2015, 2016)

•Vype Co-Coach of the Yr (2019)

•Led Eastern Hills HS to playoffs for 1st time in 14yrs

•Led Dallas Lincoln to state championship game in the 1st yr as head coach

•Led John Tyler HS to Regional Tournament for 1st time in 13yrs in first (only) yr as head coach

•Led Summer Creek HS to Regional Tournament for 1st time in school history in first yr as head coach

•Led Summer Creek HS to State Tournament for 1st time in school history 


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Caterory: Basketball/Defense
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