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Nate Dixon named Dickson Middle boys basketball coach




Nate Dixon has been named to new Dickson Middle Boys Basketball Coach. SUBMITTED

Nate Dixon, a former Cougar himself, has been named the Dickson Middle School boys’ basketball coach.

Dixon found out that the former DMS coach wasn’t returning and saw his opportunity to step into a new role in his coaching career. He had been coaching the Tennessee Fever for the past nine years and done well, sending several players on to play college basketball.

The past nine seasons have taught Dixon a lot about the game, but he says he learned a lot from a former coach of his, Shelby Rye.

“I played my first two seasons of high school under Shelby Rye,” Dixon said. “I liked the way he coached me because he didn’t put a leash on me, and he allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them.”

Those mistakes helped Dixon become the player he was then and the coach he is now. He plans on taking those lessons learned and helping the Dragons learn a few lessons of their own.

“You can expect a team that plays extremely hard and a team that plays with discipline,” Dixon said. “I’m very excited for this opportunity.”