Nate Dixon, who has seventeen years of collegiate coaching experience, is in his fourth season as the technology and scouting assistant for the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program.
Dixon came to Charlotte after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Wyoming for one season. At Wyoming his responsibilities were recruiting, scheduling, creating all scouting reports and video edits, working with post players, on the floor coaching and skill development.
He has been rated as one of the top mid-major assistant coaches in the nation by Basketball Times and HoopScoop Online. He has been a part of six conference championship teams (regular season and postseason combined) and helped guide four teams to the NCAA Tournament (two at the both the Division I Division II levels).
Before serving on the coaching staff at Wyoming, he spent 2009-10 season at Louisiana-Lafayette as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. There, he coached the Sun Belt Player of the Year Tyren Johnson and helped lead the Ragin' Cajuns to a 9-0 conference record at home.
Prior to his season at Louisiana-Lafayette, Dixon was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at New Orleans (2007-09) and Louisiana-Monroe (2005-07).
At New Orleans, Dixon helped land one of the best recruiting classes in the Sun Belt Conference in 2008-09, according to numerous recruiting services. He also coached the Sun Belt's all-time leading scorer, Bo McCalebb, who was selected as a mid-major All-American. In 2007-08, New Orleans won 19 games including road wins over No. 21 NC State and Colorado.
At Louisiana-Monroe, Dixon helped lead the Warhawks to a share of the 2006-07 Sun Belt West Division Championship in their first year in the league. They were picked to finish last in the Sun Belt preseason polls that year and ended the season 14-0 at home. He recruited Tony Hopper (a three-time All-Sun Belt player and CBS Southland Freshman of the Year) and Jonas Brown (2007 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year). Hopper finished his career ranked first in steals, second in three-pointers made, sixth in scoring and seventh in assists in school history.
Dixon worked at Florida under head coach Billy Donovan during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 season. As Assistant to the Head Coach, he handled various administrative duties. He also helped land a tremendous recruiting class at Florida that went on to win back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. In 2003-04, Florida was at one time ranked No. 1 in the nation in all polls and went on to finish as the SEC Tournament Runner Up. In his finals season at Florida, the Gators won the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history. They won 24 games that year, which were the fourth most in school history at the time. In his time at Florida, Dixon coached numerous NBA players including David Lee, Corey Brewer, Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Chris Richard, Taurean Green and Anthony Roberson.
Dixon began his college coaching career as an assistant coach in the Division II level. He worked at Belmont Abbey (1997-98) and Queens University (1998-2001). He helped guide Queens to an Elite 8 and Sweet 16 appearance in back-to-back seasons. In the Division II ranks, he was instrumental in the recruitment of eventual All-Americans J.R. Gamble (Queens) and Byron Johnson (Belmont Abbey). In addition to Gamble that same recruiting class included Carlos Andrade (Queens' all-time leading rebounder and leading scorer @ conclusion of career) and Chris Benson (Queens second leading scorer @ conclusion of career).
Dixon's first Division I job came as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. from 2001-03. There he was instrumental in the recruitment of 2003 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, E.J. Gordon and Anthony Register, which became the highest scoring duo in Stetson history.
Dixon began his coaching career in the high school ranks at Toms River South High School in Toms River, N.J. in 1994. He also coached at the AAU level for the Jersey Shore Warriors in Wall, N.J.
From 1998-2001, Dixon served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Assistant Coaches' Board of Directors.
Dixon played for two seasons and spent a redshirt season at Gardner-Webb University. He also played one year at LaGrange College and played for the Jersey Shore Pro-Am team for three summers. He graduated from UNC Wilmington in 1994 with a degree in communication and a minor in business.
Dixon and his wife, the former Kristin Fabrizio, have two sons: Walker (12) and Hunter (11).
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