Maggie Dixon Award

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Maggie Dixon Award
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Awarded forthe nation's top NCAA Division I rookie head coach
CountryUnited States
Presented byWomen's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
First awarded2007
Currently held byCarlos Funchess, Southern
WebsiteOfficial site

The Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award is an award given annually since 2007 to the head coach in women's college basketball in the NCAA Division I competition who achieves great success in their first year as a Division I head coach. Given by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the award is named for former women's head coach Maggie Dixon, who coached at Army for the 2005–06 season before suddenly dying due to valve complications from an enlarged heart.[1] Dixon had been named head coach just 11 days before the start of the season but led the Black Knights to a 20–11 record and won the Patriot League tournament championship,[2] it was Army's first basketball team, men or women, to play in the NCAA Tournament. Although Army would lose in the first round to Tennessee, Dixon was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year and received much praise from the college basketball community for her coaching job in just her first season. On April 6, 2006, Dixon died at the age of 28 to what her brother Jamie Dixon, then head men's basketball coach at Pittsburgh, described as an "arrhythmic episode to her heart."[2]

Winners[edit]

Awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year the same season
Year Coach School Record Reference
2006–07 Krista Kilburn-Stevesky Hofstra 26–8 [3]
2007–08 Jeff Walz Louisville 26–10 [4]
2008–09 Kelly Packard Ball State 26–9 [5]
2009–10 Teresa Weatherspoon Louisiana Tech 23–9 [6]
2010–11 Stephanie Glance Illinois State 24–10 [7]
2011–12 Jennifer Hoover High Point 20–13 [8]
2012–13 Holly Warlick Tennessee 27–8 [9]
2013–14 Billi Godsey Iona 26–6 [10]
2014–15 Lisa Fortier Gonzaga 26-8 [11]
2015–16 Joni Taylor Georgia 21–10 [12]
2016–17 Shauna Green Dayton 22–9 [13]
2017–18 Bart Brooks Belmont 31–4 [14]
2018–19 Carlos Funchess Southern 20–13 [15]

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Ball State 1 2009
Belmont 1 2018
Dayton 1 2017
Gonzaga 1 2015
High Point 1 2012
Hofstra 1 2007
Illinois State 1 2011
Iona 1 2014
Louisiana Tech 1 2010
Louisville 1 2008
Southern 1 2019
Tennessee 1 2013

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Maggie Dixon Story: An Inspiring Legacy". DePaul University. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Krista Kilburn-Steveskey bio". Hofstra University. 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Jeff Walz Named WBCA Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year". University of Louisville. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Packard Named Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach Of The Year". Ball State University. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  6. ^ "LA Tech's Teresa Weatherspoon Takes Home Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Accolade". SportsPageMagazine.com. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  7. ^ Reinhardt, Randy (29 March 2011). "ISU's Glance named top 1st-year basketball coach". Pantagraph.com. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Hoover gets coaching award". Winston-Salem Journal. April 4, 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  9. ^ Fleser, Dan (April 8, 2013). "Holly Warlick receives Maggie Dixon award for rookie coaches". Go Vols XTRA. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  10. ^ Heyman, Brian (April 7, 2014). "Women's basketball: Iona's Billi Godsey named rookie coach of year". The Journal News. Gannett Company. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Fortier Named National Rookie Coach of the Year". Gonzaga Bulldogs. 2015-04-06. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  12. ^ "Taylor Named Spalding Maggie Dixon Coach Of The Year" (Press release). Georgia Bulldogs. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Shauna Green Named 2017 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year" (Press release). Women's Basketball Coaches Association. March 31, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Belmont's Bart Brooks Named 2018 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year" (Press release). Women's Basketball Coaches Association. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Carlos Funchess Named 2019 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year" (Press release). Women's Basketball Coaches Association. April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Maggie Dixon Award webpage. Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) official website