Dixon to be named head coach at Coppin State

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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.

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