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Juan Dixon to be named Coppin State head coach

Even 15 years after he led the Maryland Terrapins to their only NCAA men’s basketball national championship, no college basketball player from the state has the star power that Juan Dixon has. Now, he’ll look to use his fan and basketball knowledge to turn around the Coppin State Golden Eagles.

Dixon is expected to off be officially announced as the next Coppin State men’s basketball coach after multiple sources have reported that he has accepted the job.

Dixon never quite caught on in the NBA after being a first-round pick by the Washington Wizards but returned to College Park as an assistant to Terps head coach Mark Turgeon in 2013. He then spent three years on the staff. While he was not retained for the 2015-16 season, Dixon accepted his first head coaching position, taking over the women’s team for Division II University of the District of Columbia.

Dixon did not lead the Firebirds to an impressive turnaround, though. The team struggled and finished only 3-25, which makes it a very curious decision as to why the Golden Eagles would hire him to take over a Division I men’s team, especially considering that as Turgeon’s assistant he was not allowed to do any coaching from the bench. But Coppin State is looking for something to get their program back to the glory it once saw under long-time head coach Fang Mitchell.

Coppin State went just 25-69 over the last three season under Michael Grant and never finished better than seventh in the MEAC. Dixon’s presence and popularity may at least lure some of the local Baltimore talents to the school.

Dixon’s star power will make Coppin State and interesting school to watch over the next few years at the very least.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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