Friday, June 15, 2012

Surina Dixon, Former Southwind Coach, Now Jackson State Head Coach

Jackson State University has named Surina R. Dixon – a seasoned basketball coach with over 20 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels – as the university’s head women’s basketball coach.

Dixon, a Mississippi native, comes to Jackson State from Southwind High School in Memphis where she compiled a 67-20 overall record over three seasons as head basketball coach. From 2005 to 2007, Dixon was the head coach for Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. Under her leadership, Lane’s Lady Dragons achieved a school record by scoring 119 points in a single game while holding the opponent to only 36 points. Lane’s women’s basketball team was competitive in the classroom as well as on the court. During Dixon’s tenure, the Lady Dragons posted one of the highest grade point averages and most wins in over a decade.

Prior to Lane College, Dixon spent four seasons as the head coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). While at UMES, she recorded three straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament first round wins, and her Lady Hawks teams graduated at a 99 percent rate.

Read complete Jackson State University News Room article

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