Juan Dixon, who left Baltimore nearly 20 years ago for College Park and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the Maryland men’s basketball program, is finally coming home. Dixon, 38, will be the next men’s basketball coach at Coppin State. Sources familiar with the situation said Saturday that he has accepted the job. It marks the first time Dixon, who was the all-time leading scorer for the Terps and the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player in leading Maryland to its only national championship in 2002, will run a Division I men’s program. After a seven-year NBA career and a brief career in Europe, Dixon returned to the college game as a special assistant to Maryland coach Mark Turgeon in 2013. He spent three seasons at his alma mater, but was not retained after the 2015-16 season. Dixon took his first head coaching job last fall with the women’s team at the University of the District of Columbia, a Division II program. With a team of only nine players, including four freshmen and a couple of other newcomers, the Firebirds finished 3-25 last season.
Coppin State to hire Juan Dixon as head coach
Baltimore Sun | Apr 22