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ACTIVE NCAA WINNING PERCENTAGE LEADERS

NCAA DIVISION I BEST COACHING STARTS (8 YEARS)

Coach Pct. Roy Williams, No. Carolina ..... .795 Mark Few, Gonzaga ............... .792 JAMIE DIXON, PITT ............. .783 Thad Matta, Ohio State .......... .770 John Calipari, Kentucky ......... .770 Bo Ryan, Wisconsin ............... .764 Mike Krzyzewski, Duke .......... .760 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse ......... .741 Bob Huggins, WVU ................. .731 Rick Pitino, Louisville ............. .730

Coach Wins JAMIE DIXON, PITT .............. 216 Everett Case, NC State ............ 213 Roy Williams, Kansas .............. 213 Mark Few, Gonzaga ................ 211 Bruce Weber, SIU/Illinois ......... 192 Jerry Tarkanian, LBS/UNLV ..... 189 John Calipari, UMass .............. 189 Tom Izzo, MSU ........................ 189 Tubby Smith, UT/UGa/UK ........ 187 Denny Crum, Louisville ........... 186

eight NCAA Tournament berths, including three Sweet Sixteen appearances (2004, 2007 and 2009) and one NCAA Regional Final (2009). His 216 victories set an NCAA Division I all-time record for best start to a coaching career after eight seasons and his .783 career winning percentage currently stands third nationally and the best active among Big East coaches. In addition, his .708 Big East winning percentage ranks as the best alltime mark in league play, surpassing such names as Georgetown’s John Thompson, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and St. John’s Lou Carnesseca. Dixon’s players at Pitt have excelled as well. Three (DeJuan Blair, San Antonio Spurs; Aaron Gray, New Orleans Hornets; Sam Young, Memphis Grizzlies) are currently playing in the NBA while four have been selected in the NBA Draft. Four players have earned consensus AllAmerica honors, 15 were All-Region honorees, 10 earned major Big East awards and 12 scored over 1,000 career points. Over the past 12 seasons, Dixon has been the one constant and essential figure in the Panthers’

dramatic rise to national prominence. The three-year span from 2001-04 produced the winningest period in school history as Pitt won three consecutive Big East regularseason titles, advanced to three straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances, captured the program’s first-ever Big East Tournament title in 2003 and compiled one of the nation’s three best winning percentages (.846 with an 88-16 record) from 2001-04 including a 51-2 home record. In addition, the program opened its sparkling, 12,508-seat Petersen Events Center, the nation’s best oncampus basketball venue. Dixon has 20 years of major NCAA Division I coaching experience, including stints at Pitt (12 years), Northern Arizona (four years), Hawaii (three years) and UC-Santa Barbara (one year). Additionally, he has served as an assistant under a school’s winningest coach in four different stints (winning percentage). His teams have won a combined 10 conference titles, advanced to the postseason during 15 different seasons and his student-athletes have earned five league player of the year awards.

DIXON IN THE COMMUNITY „ Maggie Dixon Foundation. „ Created and designed the Coach Dixon Timeout Program, a yearlong series of workshops designed for his current players to have consistent, on-going contact with Pittsburgh area youth. „ Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair in Pittsburgh and NYC. „ CARE Foundation which sponsors the Maggie Dixon Classic, the national premier women’s college basketball event held annually at Madison Square Garden. „ Sponsors Coaches vs. Cancer Auction and dinner evening in Pittsburgh each May. „ American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast keynote speaker. „ Big Brothers/Big Sisters. „ Kennometal United Way. „ Campaign Chairman-Junior Achievement. „ 2004 YMCA “Person of the Year” Award winner.

„ Boy Scouts of America. „ Frank McGuire Foundation Speaker, NYC. „ Bob Prince Award, Art Rooney Dinner and Catholic Youth Association. „ Woodlands Foundation Spirit of Golf Award. „ American Heart Association. „ Raises funds for The Caring Place, a community supported center that helps grieving children and families cope with the loss of a loved one. „ HOPE Network Hoops Classic, a charitable event that raises funds to support sports, fitness and recreation programs for disabled children and adults. „ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. „ American Diabetes Association. „ Variety Club-recognition for outstanding community service and fundraising in Pittsburgh. „ Keynote speaker at numerous non-profit organizations.

2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  
2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  

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