Fifteen years after leading Maryland to a national title, former Terrapins guard Juan Dixon has landed his first head coaching job — at Coppin State.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Dixon will be introduced at the Baltimore university within the next week.
Dixon averaged 16.1 points per game in four seasons at Maryland, culminating in a senior season that saw him score 20.4 ppg, win ACC Player of the Year honors and carry the Terps to a national championship.
He was selected No. 17 overall in the 2002 NBA Draft and played seven seasons for four NBA teams.
In November 2013, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon hired Dixon as a special assistant. Most recently, Dixon coached the women’s team at the University of the District of Columbia.