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Pitts gives Jamie Dixon 10-year extension

PITTSBURGH, March 23 (UPI) -- The University of Pittsburgh announced Saturday it has given head men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon a 10-year contract extension.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 80, Duquesne 69

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ashton Gibbs made four of Pittsburgh's 11 3-point field goals Wednesday and led a second-half surge that gave the No. 17 Panthers an 80-69 win over Duquesne.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 61, American 46

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Brad Wanamaker produced 19 points Wednesday and helped Coach Jamie Dixon to his 200th career win in No. 6 Pittsburgh's 61-46 decision over American.
Pitt hoops coach helps out at car crash

Pitt hoops coach helps out at car crash

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon gave aid to car crash victims this weekend, authorities said Sunday.
Dixon: 'Pitt to Big Ten a mistake'

Dixon: 'Pitt to Big Ten a mistake'

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon says it would be a mistake for the school to leave the Big East Conference for the Big Ten.

Pitt's Dixon Naismith coach of year

ATLANTA, April 7 (UPI) -- Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh is the 2009 Naismith men's basketball coach of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday.

Pitt men's hoops coach signs extension

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon has signed a three-year contract extension which runs through the 2015-16 season.

Pitt loses star guard to foot injury

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh point guard Levance Fields will miss 8-12 weeks because of a broken bone in his left foot.

Knee injury ended Mike Cook's career

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The college basketball career of Pittsburgh senior forward Mike Cook likely ended Thursday when he suffered a torn left knee ligament in the game against Duke.

Top Pittsburgh recruit Dodson to transfer

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Basketball guard Darnell Dodson has failed to qualify academically at the University of Pittsburgh.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 84, Dayton 54

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Sam Young scored 18 points Saturday night to lead the seventh-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers to an 84-54 romp over the Dayton Flyers.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 86, West. Mich. 67

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Mike Cook scored a team-high 17 points Sunday as fifth-ranked Pittsburgh beat Western Michigan, 86-67.

Army women's basketball coach dies

WEST POINT, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- Maggie Dixon, who coached the Army women's basketball team to its first NCAA tournament this season, has died.

Baby hippo confined, zoo critics say

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Vancouver (Canada) Zoo is being disparaged for a lack of adequate housing for Hazina, its 700-pound baby hippopotamus.
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Jamie Dixon
Pittsburgh's head coach Jamie Dixon signals to his team as they take on Louisville in the first half of their of the Big East championship game held at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2006 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Jamie Dixon (November 10, 1965, in Burbank, California) is an American basketball head coach. He has served as the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team since 2003. In 2009 he was the head coach for the FIBA Under-19 2009 gold-medal winning United States national basketball team for which he was named the 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. Dixon was named Big East Coach of the Year in 2004, Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2009, and Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year in 2010. Dixon played college basketball at Texas Christian University, was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1987 NBA Draft, and played professionally with the Continental Basketball Association's Lacrosse Catbirds and for Hawke's Bay Hawks of the New Zealand National Basketball League.

Dixon began his coaching career in 1989 as the head coach at Te Aute College, a secondary school in New Zealand, before serving as an assistant at Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991. He then became an assistant coach at UC-Santa Barbara and then at the University of Hawaii. Dixon then became an assistant coach to Ben Howland at Northern Arizona University and later moved to Pittsburgh as part of Howland's staff when Howland accepted the Pitt head coaching job in 1999. Dixon was promoted as Pittsburgh's head coach when Howland left for UCLA following the 2002–03 season.

Dixon became head coach at Pitt in 2003, the only head coaching position he has ever held, and has an overall NCAA Division I record of 188–54. His current 188 career wins ties the NCAA Division I record for most wins in the first seven seasons of a head coaching career. Previously, Dixon's 162nd win, which came in the 2009 NCAA Tournament over Oklahoma State, broke the NCAA Division I record for most victories in the first six seasons as a head coach formerly held by former North Carolina State coach Everett Case. He was awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year honors following the 2008-09 season.

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