Dave Dickerson has made many stops throughout his near 30-year coaching career. However, it is the one stop that he didn’t make that he regrets the most.
From 2010-17, Dickerson was the associate head coach for Ohio State men’s basketball. In his time with the program, the Buckeyes made it to the NCAA Tournament six straight years, from 2010-15, and made the Final Four in 2012.
However, according to a tweet by Sports Talk Radio Network in South Carolina on Wednesday evening, Dickerson — who is currently the head coach at the University of South Carolina Upstate — said that not joining Frank Martin’s coaching staff at South Carolina while he was an assistant at Ohio State was “one of the worst mistakes” of his coaching career.
Here is the tweet:
New USC Upstate Head Coach Dave Dickerson tells us "it was one of the worst mistakes of my career" not coming to USC to be on Frank Martin's staff while he was an assistant at Ohio State.
— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) April 11, 2018
In his final two seasons in Columbus in 2016 and ’17, the Buckeyes failed to make the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina, on the other hand, put its name on the map with a trip to the Final Four in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
After his tenure at Ohio State came to an end, Dickerson was a scout for the NBA’s Utah Jazz for some time before he was hired at USC Upstate on March 30.