Dixon to be named head coach at Coppin State
Coppin State pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history 20 years ago with a win over No. 2 seed South Carolina. Now, they will turn to a Maryland legend to help lead the Eagles back to the Big Dance.
Juan Dixon will be named Coppin State’s next head coach Wednesday, according to The Baltimore Sun and ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Dixon is best known for leading Maryland to the school’s lone national title in 2002. After playing for four NBA teams over nine years, Dixon served on Maryland coach Mark Turgeon’s staff as an assistant for three seasons. Dixon spent last season as head coach of the women’s team at the University of District Columbia, where he went 3-25 in his only season at the Division II school.
He will look to turn around a Coppin State team that has had six straight losing seasons and finished below .500 in 12 of the last 13 years. The Eagles went 8-24 last season.