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Sean Dixon
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Presbyterian College
Graduating Year: 2007
Experience: 1st Year
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Sean Dixon is in his second year as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville basketball program.


Dixon enjoyed a successful playing and coaching career at Big South rival Presbyterian College. He served on Gregg Nibert's staff for four years before coming to Asheville in August. Dixon helped the Blue Hose program make the transition from Division II to Division I. PC pulled off some big upsets while Dixon was there, including wins at Auburn, Wake Forest and #20 Cincinnati.  He worked with the perimeter players while in Clinton, helping Khalid Mutakabbir to become the school's all-time leading scorer (1,576 points). In addition, Eric Washington finished the 2012-2013 season 13th in the country in assists per game (6.5).


“Sean Dixon, like the rest of the staff, is very good in all areas of coaching," stated Bulldog head coach Nick McDevitt. "I know that UNC Asheville will benefit greatly from his ability to recruit, coach, and help our student-athletes in all areas of their life. He relates easily to players and will be instrumental in our programs success.”


During his playing days, Dixon was a four-year letterwinner. A two-time team captain, he helped the program to back-to-back 20-win seasons. Dixon was a two-time first-team all-conference selection. He also earned second-team all-conference accolades during the 2004-05 campaign. Dixon scored 1,106 career points at PC.


Following his playing days for the Blue Hose, he played one year in the ABA for the Atlanta Vision where he was as All-Star selection.


A decorated student-athlete under Nibert, Dixon was a two-time winner of the team MVP award. He was also given the captain award, which was awarded to the player that showed the most leadership throughout the season in 2006.


Sean was married this past spring to the former Tara Westendorf.  The couple reside in Asheville.