Henry Dickerson

Henry Dickerson (born November 27, 1951)

Teams coached: Chattanooga Mocs, North Carolina Central Eagles
Chattanooga record: 72-73 (.497)
North Carolina Central record^: 47-98 (.324)
Overall record^: 119-171 (.410)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  2  (1998, 2002)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-2013 Johnston CC
2009-2010 UNC Wilmington (asst)
2004-2009 North Carolina Central
1997-2002 Chattanooga
1989-1997 Chattanooga (assoc. HC)
1983-1989 Marshall (asst)
1979-1983 Charleston (WV) (asst)

Henry Dickerson Facts

  • Henry Dickerson
  • Born November 27, 1951
  • Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia
  • Alma Mater: University of Charleston (BA, 1973)
  • Played basketball for four years at NAIA Charleston (WV); was named All-Conference First-Team all four seasons
    • Brief professional career included time in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant at Maury HS in Norfolk, VA before returning to his alma mater in 1979
  • Spent three seasons as an assistant at Charleston (WV) under head coach Glen Korobov and one under Tex Williams
  • Moved up to the Division I ranks in 1983, joining Rick Huckabay‘s staff at Marshall
    • Worked with the Herd for Huckabay‘s full six-year tenure and was part of three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Arrived at Chattanooga in 1989 to be associate head coach under Mack McCarthy, a position he held for eight seasons
    • Was part of six SoCon titles and four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including the Mocs’ 1997 Sweet Sixteen run
  • Elevated to head coach in 1997 and helmed the program for five years, going 72-73 overall
    • Earned shares of the SoCon title in both 1998 and 2002 but failed to reach the postseason
    • Resigned from his position in 2002, spending the next two years still at the school working in Student Affairs
    • Hired to become the head coach of the Chattanooga Majic of the WBA but the franchise folded
  • Returned to the sidelines in 2004, becoming the head coach of then-Division II North Carolina Central
    • Led the Eagles for five seasons, a tenure that included the program’s transition to D-I starting in 2007
    • Was 47-98 overall and was fired in 2009 following back-to-back 4-win seasons to start out D-I competition
  • Spent one season as an assistant under Benny Moss at UNC Wilmington
  • Most recent head coaching job was a two-year stint at Johnston CC in Smithfield, NC (2009-11)

Henry Dickerson Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels; NCCU was D-II during the first half of Dickerson’s tenure there