Jamie Dixon

Jamie Dixon (born November 10, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: TCU Horned Frogs
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Pittsburgh record: 328-123 (.727)
TCU record: 160-110 (.593)
Overall record: 488-233 (.677)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present TCU
2003-2016 Pittsburgh
1999-2003 Pittsburgh (asst)
1998-1999 Hawaii (asst)
1994-1998 Northern Arizona (asst)
1992-1994 Hawaii (asst)
1991-1992 UC Santa Barbara (asst)
1989-1991 Los Angeles Valley CC (asst)

Jamie Dixon Facts

  • James Patrick Dixon II
  • Born November 10, 1965
  • Hometown: North Hollywood, California
  • Alma Mater: Texas Christian University (BS, 1987) / UC Santa Barbara (MS, 1992)
  • Played at TCU under head coach Jim Killingsworth, then spent a year playing professionally in New Zealand
  • Started coaching career while in NZ, spending a season coaching at Te Aute College
  • Returned to the States in 1989 where he spent two seasons as an assistant at Los Angeles Valley CC
  • Spent the next thirteen years as an assistant at the D-I level, working under head coaches Jerry Pimm, Riley Wallace and Ben Howland
  • Took over as Pittsburgh head coach in 2003 after spending four years on Howland‘s staff there
    • Won 328 games in thirteen seasons, leading the Panthers to the postseason every year (including 11 NCAA Tournaments)
    • When the program left the Big East for the ACC in 2013, Dixon had a .628 record in Big East conference/Tournament games – the best in conference history
    • Dixon’s 328 wins are the second-most in program history
  • Left Pitt following the 2015-16 season to return to alma mater TCU
    • In his first year, led the Horned Frogs to 24 wins and a NIT Championship victory (vs. just 12 wins the year before)
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament in 2018, the first for the program in 20 years; returned for three-straight from 2022-24
  • Dixon served as President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) from April 2020 to April 2022

Jamie Dixon Coaching Tree