Henry Dickerson

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Henry Dickerson
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born Beckley, West Virginia
Playing career
1969–1973 Charleston
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979 Maury HS (asst.)
1979–1983 Charleston (asst.)
1983–1989 Marshall (asst.)
1989–1997 Chattanooga (assoc. HC)
1997–2002 Chattanooga
2004–2009 North Carolina Central
2011–present Johnston Community College

Henry Dickerson (born November 27, 1951) is a retired American basketball player and current college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the men's basketball team at North Carolina Central University from 2004 to 2009. He led the Eagles through their first two seasons of Division I competition in 2007–09. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia.

Playing career[edit]


A 6'4" (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) guard, Dickerson played at the University of Charleston in West Virginia from 1969-1973. As an NAIA All-American, Dickerson averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds during his four-year collegiate career from 1969–73, and is still the only person in the history of the conference to be named First Team All-Conference and Conference All-Tournament for four consecutive seasons.


From 1975 to 1977, Dickerson played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks.

Coaching career[edit]

University of Tennessee Chattanooga[edit]

Dickerson was head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1997-2002. Dickerson served as the associate head coach at UTC from 1989–1997 and helped lead those teams to six Southern Conference regular season titles, four conference tournament championships and four NCAA tournament appearances, including a visit to the "Sweet 16" in 1997 as a #14 seed.

North Carolina Central University[edit]

In his first season at NCCU, the 2004-05 Eagles finished with a 16-12 overall record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIAA Tournament. He led his squad to three victories over teams that played in the NCAA tournament, including road wins over Catawba and Bowie State, and a home win over the eventual NCAA Division II national champions Virginia Union.

In 2005-06, NCCU posted a 10-18 record with a nucleus of newcomers against a schedule that included seven opponents coming off NCAA Tournament appearances and an extra non-conference game against the defending NCAA Division II national champions. Among the 10 victories was a 43-point blowout of Columbus State University, a team that finished with a 23-9 record and advanced to the NCAA Regional semifinals.

In 2006-07, the Eagles finished their final season in the NCAA Division II ranks with a record of 13-15. NCCU defeated four ranked opponents, including the eventual NCAA Division II national champions, Barton College (Nov. 18, 2006). That victory marked the second time in the previous three seasons that the Eagles beat the eventual national title winner.

Johnston Community College[edit]

in 2011, Dickerson became the head coach at Johnston Community College.[1]


  1. ^ Ashley, Traci (29 August 2011). "Dickerson to lead men's basketball program at JCC". JCC News Release. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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