James Patrick Dixon II is an American basketball coach who is the head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs men's basketball team, where he played college basketball. He previously served as the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team from 2003 through 2016. In 2009, he was the head coach for the FIBA Under-19 2009 gold-medal winning United States national basketball team for which he was named the 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. Dixon was named Big East Coach of the Year in 2004, Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2009, Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year in 2010, and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year award in 2011. Dixon played college basketball at Texas Christian University, was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1987 NBA draft, and played professionally with the Continental Basketball Association's Lacrosse Catbirds and for Hawke's Bay Hawks of the New Zealand National Basketball League.
|Born:||November 10, 1965, Burbank, California|
|Listed height:||6 ft 4 in|
|High school:||Notre Dame (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft:||1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 150, Washington Bullets|
|Team:||TCU Horned Frogs|
|Twitter:||Jamie Dixon's Twitter profile|
About Jamie Dixon
Basketball coach of the University of Pittsburgh and the FIBA Under-19 USA team that won the gold medal in international competition.
He played at Texas Christian University and for a year with Hawke's Bay Hawks, before going over to coaching.
During his tenure Pittsburgh was in the top five teams in the nation in winning percentage, and in 2013 the University rewarded him with a 10-year contract extension.
He had one son and one daughter with wife Jacqueline.
Among the fine NBA prospects he coached was power forward Dejuan Blair.
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