Coppin State reportedly hiring former Maryland star Dixon as head coach

April 22, 2017 | WNST Staff

Seeking his first head coaching job at a Division I men’s basketball program, former University of Maryland great Juan Dixon is apparently coming home.

The Baltimore native has agreed to become the next head coach at Coppin State with the official announcement coming next week, according to The Sun. Dixon will replace Michael Grant, who was fired earlier this spring after his third straight losing season as the successor to the legendary Fang Mitchell.

Dixon began his coaching career in 2013 as a Terps assistant to head coach Mark Turgeon. After spending three seasons in College Park, Dixon was not retained in 2016 and instead served as the head coach for the Division II University of the District of Columbia women’s team this past season.

The Eagles have struggled in recent years, failing to achieve a winning season since 2010-11 and having not made the NCAA tournament since 2008.