Nate Dixon rejoins Ryan Odom’s staff after serving as the new Retriever bench boss’ associate head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne in 2015-16. He previously worked alongside Coach Odom at Charlotte.
Prior to his stint in Hickory, N.C., Dixon spent the previous four years with the 49’ers, where he served the team's Technology and Scouting Assistant. He served for one year as an assistant men's basketball coach at Wyoming (2010-11).
In all, Dixon has been a part of six conference championship teams - regular season and postseason combined - and helped lead four teams to the NCAA Tournament (two at Division I and two at Division II). Dixon has also been rated as one of the top mid-major assistants by both Basketball Times and HoopScoop Online.
Before Wyoming, Dixon coached at several other NCAA Division I schools, including Louisiana-Lafayette (2009-10), New Orleans (2007-09), Louisiana-Monroe (2005-07), Florida (2003-05) and Stetson (2001-03).
At Louisiana-Monroe, the Warhawks won the Sun Belt West Division Championship in their first season the league in 2006-07.
During his two-year stint with Florida, the Gators won the 2005 Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship while Dixon coached several future NBA players including David Lee, Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah.
Dixon's NCAA Division II stops as an assistant coach included Belmont Abbey (1997-98) and Queens (1998-00) while the Royals went to the Elite Eight and Sweet 16 in consecutive seasons during his two years at the Charlotte, N.C., school.
Dixon, who also served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Board of Directors from 1998 to 2001, graduated from UNC Wilmington in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in communications.
The native of Sparta, N.C. played one year at LaGrange (Ga.) and two seasons at Gardner-Webb in addition to three summers with the Jersey Shore Pro-Am.
Dixon and his wife, the former Kristin Fabrizio, have two sons, Walker and Hunter.