Maggie Dixon Award
|Maggie Dixon Award|
|Awarded for||the nation's top NCAA Division I rookie head coach|
|Presented by||Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)|
|Currently held by||Billi Godsey, Iona|
|Official website||Official site|
The Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award is an award given annually since 2007 to the women's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I competition who achieves great success in their first year as a Division I head coach. Given by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the award is named for former women's head coach Maggie Dixon, who coached at Army for the 2005–06 season before suddenly dying due to valve complications from an enlarged heart. Dixon had been named head coach just 11 days before the start of the season but led the Black Knights to a 20–11 record and won the Patriot League tournament championship. It was Army's first basketball team, men or women, to play in the NCAA Tournament. Although Army would lose in the first round to Tennessee, Dixon was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year and received much praise from the college basketball community for her coaching job in just her first season. On April 6, 2006, Dixon died at the age of 28 to what her brother, Pitt men's head coach Jamie Dixon, described as an "arrhythmic episode to her heart."
|*||Awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year the same season|
|2006–07||Kilburn-Steveskey, KristaKrista Kilburn-Steveskey||Hofstra||26–8|||
|2007–08||Walz, JeffJeff Walz||Louisville||26–10|||
|2008–09||Packard, KellyKelly Packard||Ball State||26–9|||
|2009–10||Weatherspoon, TeresaTeresa Weatherspoon||Louisiana Tech||23–9|||
|2010–11||Glance, StephanieStephanie Glance||Illinois State||24–10|||
|2011–12||Hoover, JenniferJennifer Hoover||High Point||20–13|||
|2012–13||Warlick, HollyHolly Warlick||Tennessee||27–8|||
|2013–14||Godsey, BilliBilli Godsey||Iona||26–6|||
Winners by school
|Winners of the Maggie Dixon Award|
- "Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "The Maggie Dixon Story: An Inspiring Legacy". DePaul University. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "Krista Kilburn-Steveskey bio". Hofstra University. 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "Jeff Walz Named WBCA Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year". Louisville University. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "Packard Named Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach Of The Year". Ball State University. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "LA Tech's Teresa Weatherspoon Takes Home Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Accolade". SportsPageMagazine.com. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- Reinhardt, Randy (29 March 2011). "ISU's Glance named top 1st-year basketball coach". Pantagraph.com. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- "Jennifer Hoover named the 2012 Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year". WBCA. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- Fleser, Dan (April 8, 2013). "Holly Warlick receives Maggie Dixon award for rookie coaches". Go Vols XTRA. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 11 Apr 2013.
- Heyman, Brian (April 7, 2014). "Women's basketball: Iona's Billi Godsey named rookie coach of year". The Journal News. Gannett Company. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- Maggie Dixon Award webpage. Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) official website