It’s official: Coppin State University is parting ways with head coach Juan Dixon after six years together.
According to The Spun, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) program is ending its partnership with Dixon.
This comes in the middle of Dixon’s sexual assault lawsuit and after he led the team to a 9-23 season–including an unfortunate nine-game losing streak.
Juan Dixon Had An Okay Career
Dixon was never an elite player on the level of Kobe or LeBron, but he was an okay player with various career highlights.
In 2002, the former consensus All-American led the University of Maryland Terrapins to their first national championship as a player.
In the same season, Dixon won the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Player award, averaging 20.4 points per game.
Over the following years, Dixon played for:
- Washington Wizards
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Toronto Raptors
- Detroit Pistons
- Aris Thessaloniki
- Unicaja Málaga
- Bandırma Banvit
Dixon became a head coach in 2016 and was in charge of Coppin State University from 2017.
Coppin State University completed the 2021-22 season with a mere seven wins.
However, after defeating favorites Howard and North Carolina Central, the Eagles still reached the MEAC title game.
Their run only ended when Norfolk State beat them.
His Sacking Is Not Surprising
Juan Dixon’s sacking comes when he’s under legal pressure.
Former player Ibn Williams accused an assistant coach of sexual assault and blackmail.
William filed a lawsuit against Coppin State University, implicating Dixon and others including Derek Carter, Lucien Brownlee, the University System of Maryland, and the State of Maryland.
— Ken. (@OmgKenActually) March 14, 2023
After Juan Dixon refused to help his player who came to him after being SA, blackmailed and victim of revenge p*rn by one of HIS assistant coaches. I wish him AND Coppin State nothing but the WORST. https://t.co/YDGj29WLbu
— Chelsea, duh. (@charmdiddy) March 15, 2023
— Marissa (@JulyShit) March 15, 2023