Juan Dixon

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Juan Dixon is a former basketball player in the United States and the current head coach of Coppin State University in Baltimore. Juan Dixon earned Outstanding Player honors at 2002 Final Four after coaching for the first NCAA championship.

Early life

Juan Dixon was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 9, 1978. He is 43 years old right now. Libra is his astrological sign. He attended college in Maryland after graduating from Calvert Hall High School in Towson, Maryland. Dixon was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and as a student, he attended Lake Clifton High School. He later attended Calvert Hall, a high school in Towson, Maryland, where he played basketball.

Likewise, Under the direction of head coach Mark Amatucci, he scored 1,590 points throughout his tenure at Calvert Hall. Juanita and Phil, Dixon’s mother and father, were both heroin users who died of AIDS-related illnesses when he was 17 years old. Roberta and Warnick Graves, his grandparents, raised him in Baltimore. Sheila Dixon, Dixon’s aunt, was the mayor of Baltimore.  Jermaine Dixon, Dixon’s half-brother, was a shooting guard for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers basketball team.

Likewise, Brandon Driver, his second cousin, was a cornerback for the San Jose State Spartans football team.  Juan Dixon found out in 2016 that Phil Dixon was not his actual father and that his true father, Bruce Flanigan, was still alive. Flanigan had an affair with Juanita Dixon while she was separated from Phil, and a blood test confirmed his paternity. Later, Dixon and Flanigan reconnected and grew close.

Career

Juan Dixon enrolled at the University of Maryland. Later, he was found by head coach Gary Williams at an AAU tournament in Georgia. Likewise, Williams stood there watching Dixon dive for the ball down 20 points. Then, the effort was praised by Williams. Maryland started the 2001–02 season ranked second in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Likewise, Dixon led the Terps to their first National Championship with a 32–4 record.

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Caption: Juan Dixon while playing
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Later, he scored 29 points against Wisconsin to help Maryland progress to the Sweet Sixteen, he passed Len Bias as the all-time greatest scorer in Maryland men’s basketball (2,149 points). He also became the first player in NCAA history to score 2,000 points, steal 300 balls, and make 200 three-point field goals. Juan Dixon was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team in 2002, one of just eight Terrapins to make the roster.

Similarly, Dixon featured on the cover of a video game, NCAA as Final Four in his senior year.  Dixon signed a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Washington Wizards on September 24, 2008, for $1.03 million, the veterans’ minimum for a player with Dixon’s experience. Additionally, Dixon signed a contract with Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek A1 League on November 1, 2009. He joined the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga. But FIBA suspended him indefinitely in February 2010 after he tested positive for steroids.

More about his career

After lots of hard work and dedication, Dixon joined the Maryland Terrapin coaching staff as a special assistant to head coach Mark Turgeon on November 27, 2013. He was hired as the men’s head coach at Coppin State after a 3–25 season. As a result, he embarked on a coaching career. Likewise, Juan Dixon’s has estimated net worth is around $6 million.

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Caption: Juan Dixon while coaching
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Personal life

Dixon married his high-school girlfriend, Robyn Bragg, in July 2005, after dating since 1996. She is a cast member of the Bravo reality television show The Real Housewives of Potomac and works in public relations. They have two sons Corey, and Carter. After their divorce in March 2012, the two continued to live together in Maryland. The couple reunited and are planning to remarry as of December 2019. ACC Player, Senior CLASS Award, and other honors were bestowed by him.

Body measurement and Social media

Juan Dixon is an attractive and well-built coach and athlete. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches. He’s approximately 75 kg in weight. He is active on Twitter as @Juan Dixon3 with 297 followers. Moreover, he has 3,927 followers on @terpdixon Instagram account.