Juan Dixon hired by University of Maryland Basketball


2002.  That was the last and only time the University of Maryland men’s basketball team won the NCAA crown.  The leader of that vaunted team was none other than Juan Dixon.  Dixon was a spirited point guard whose effort and hot shooting was shared by his teammates throughout his four years at UMD.  The local Washington Wizards later drafted the Baltimore native and Dixon continued to remain around the area.  After three disappointing seasons with the Wizards, Dixon signed with the Portland Trail Blazers and Dixon hasn’t been home much since.

January 25, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins former guard Juan Dixon waives to fans as the honorary captain against the Duke Blue Devils at the Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

This, however, will no longer be the case as University of Maryland Basketball has hired Dixon to become one of Mark Turgedon’s assistants.  The 35-year old should bring an added presence in the recruiting process seeing as Dixon is so beloved in the area.  Also, the Terps feel Dixon will be a welcomed addition on the offensive side of the basketball where Maryland has struggled at times this season.  Congrats and warm welcome to Maryland’s new assistant Juan Dixon.