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Jamie Dixon On Coaching Lifestyle: ‘It Engulfs Everything You Do’

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Jamie Dixon spoke with the Seth Davis Show about the lifestyle of modern coaching and how if affects every facet of every day.


This isn’t Jamie Dixon’s first rodeo.

The new head coach at TCU has garnered an impressive assortment of accolades throughout his coaching career.

In his 13 years with the Pitt Panthers, Dixon amassed a 328-123 overall record in which he led his teams to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including three Sweet Sixteens and an Elite Eight. He earned four college basketball National Coach of the Year honors, including the 2009 Naismith Coach of the Year.

He ranks No. 9 among winningest active Division I coaches and is the winningest coach of all-time through his first 13 seasons.

After finding such success and revamping Pitt’s program, Dixon knows the rigorous standard that comes with being a head coach. This isn’t just a job – it’s a culture. That’s something that he wishes he had been more aware of heading into this career field.

“The thing I think that stands out probably is that it’s a lifestyle. It’s not just a job,” Dixon said in his interview on the Seth Davis Show. “It engulfs everything that you do, and it’s never over. It’s not an 8-5 or 9-5 job. I guess that’s good.”

It’s good, but it can be overwhelming for any head coach to begin that career and enter that environment unknowingly. Perhaps, from that point of view, it’s for the better that Dixon began his time as a head coach rather blindly.

“Yeah, right. Probably,” he told Davis. “You wouldn’t have gone into [a coaching career], but I was surprised by that. But I think it’s a good thing.”

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