Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon has been hired as the University of the District of Columbia’s women’s basketball coach, according to a news release.
Dixon, who helped the Terrapins win the national championship in 2002, left his position as a Maryland assistant during the summer. He had been a special assistant with the program since 2013.
“There is no question Juan Dixon will take our women’s basketball program to the next level,” UDC Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas said in the release. “His tremendous success as a student-athlete, as well as professionally, combined with his respect for the development of students support our goals. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Juan and welcome him to the Firebird community.”
Dixon is Maryland’s all-time leading scorer with 2,269 points. He holds six different records in program history, including points, games played, steals and 3-pointers.