Former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon will be the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the 2020-21 season, with his term officially beginning on Wednesday.
Dixon, 54, spent 17 as an assistant and then head coach at Pitt, amassing a 328–123 record and reaching 11 NCAA Tournaments in 13 seasons as a head coach before moving on to his alma mater, TCU, for the last four seasons.
“I’m honored to serve as NABC President during the upcoming year and stand ready to advocate for coaches throughout all levels of basketball,” Dixon said in a TCU press release. ”With important topics such as transfer waivers, NIL and how the sport will be impacted by the coronavirus currently on the table, it’s a crucial time for the NABC to be a leading voice.”
Since 1927, the has NABC served as the voice of coaches when it comes to NCAA rules and regulations, and also founded the NCAA Tournament and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Dixon will take over the presidency from Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey. The only Pitt coach to ever serve as the organization’s president was Henry “Doc” Carlson in 1936-37, who is also the only Pitt coach in the hall of fame.