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Mel Dixon
Mel Dixon
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 210-392-4955
Email: cdixon@tlu.edu

The 2019-20 season will be Mel Dixon's eighth at the helm of the Texas Lutheran women's basketball program.

In seven seasons at TLU, Dixon has compiled an overall record of 110-77 (.588) and a conference record of 67-38 (.638) - six seasons in the SCAC and one in the American Southwest Conference.

Dixon was named the 2018-2019 SCAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year for the second time since coming to Texas Lutheran.  

The Bulldogs finished the 2018-2019 season with an overall record of 19-10 and a 12-4 finish in SCAC regular season play.
 
TLU won the 2019 SCAC Women's Basketball Championship crown and played in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship for the second time in school history.

The Bulldogs won the SCAC Women's Basketball Championship as the No. 3 seed. TLU produced wins over No. 6 seed Schreiner 66-41 in the SCAC quarter-finals. The Bulldogs beat No. 2 seed Austin College 72-68 in the SCAC semi-finals and then defeated Trinity (Texas) 68-62 in the SCAC Championship in Memorial Gymnasium on TLU's campus in Seguin.
 
On UTD's campus in Richardson, Texas, TLU lost to UTD by a final score of 62-51 in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. 
 
Dominique Campos(Laredo,Alexander) led the way for TLU with 14 points. Morgan Rodriguez(New Braunfels/Canyon) also had 10 points off of the bench for the Bulldogs.
 
Campos (Laredo/Alexander) was named the SCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year. She started 23 games and played in 28 total games for the Bulldogs. Campos had 50 defensive rebounds and 66 total rebounds on the year. She also had 29 steals to help lead the Bulldogs defense. She shot 33% from the field and was also a 33% shooter from the arc. Campos' 195 point total was good for fourth-best on the team. 
 
Tara Molina (San Antonio/Johnson) was a SCAC First Team selection at the guard position. She started all 29 games for the Bulldogs. She led the team with 133 assists and also had a team-high 64 steals on the year. Molina's 250 total points was second-most on the team. She shot 38% from the field and 33% from behind the arc. Molina also had 92 rebounds on the year with 87 rebounds coming from the defensive end of the court. 
 
Abby Hroch (Port Lavaca/Calhoun) was a SCAC Second-Team selection as a forward for the Bulldogs. She started all 29 games for TLU and was huge part of the team's success. She led the Bulldogs with 165 total rebounds and also had a team-high 16 blocks. Hroch scored a team-high 261 total points while shooting 46% from the field. 

In his first four seasons, Dixon helped author an amazing turnaround, culminating in historic 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns that produced a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season crowns (2013-14, 2014-15), a conference tournament championship (2013-14) and a trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament (2013-14).

The Bulldogs finished 2016-17 with an overall record of 21-6 and a conference mark of 12-2. The Bulldogs finished as runner up in the SCAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Bulldogs lost to top seed Trinity in the SCAC finals.

In the 2015-16 season, TLU players Kristen LyeSavannah Hight and Taylor Dydalewicz were voted to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference Team. Lye and Hight, junior forwards from San Antonio, were named to the SCAC First Team. Dydalewicz, a senior from Dripping Springs, claimed a spot on the Third Team.

The Bulldogs finished 2015-16 with an overall record of 15-12 and a conference mark of 10-4. The Bulldogs tied for third in the SCAC regular season and entered the SCAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs lost to top seed Trinity in the SCAC semifinal.

In the 2014-15 campaign, Dixon led Texas Lutheran to a regular-season title and to the No. 2 seed in the SCAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs collected a 16-9 overall record with an 11-3 mark in the SCAC.

TLU junior forward Taylor Dydalewicz garnerd the first All-American honor in TLU Women's Basketball since the 1998-99 season. Dydalewicz was the SCAC Player of the Year after averaging 17.5 points and pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game. She added 1.2 steals per contest.

In the 2013-14 season, Dixon guided his program to a school-record 23 wins and a 23-6 overall record, earning the SCAC Coach of the Year award. The season was capped with both the SCAC regular-season and tournament titles after the Bulldogs went 12-2 in conference play.

A 54-52 win over Trinity in the 2013-14 SCAC Tournament final sent the Bulldogs to their first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament.

Dixon helped lead a 15-win improvement in that second season with the Bulldogs.

Dixon guided TLU to an 8-17 overall record and a 6-12 mark in the American Southwest Conference in 2012-13.

Mel Dixon was promoted to interim head coach for women's basketball on July 2, 2012, following the resignation of Roxanne Long, who accepted the head women's basketball coaching position at Rogers State.

Dixon first joined the TLU Women's Basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in the 2010-11 season. Coach Dixon also had the additional title of recruiting coordinator for the program.

Dixon had successful high school coaching stints in the San Antonio area at Robert E. Lee High School and at Theodore Roosevelt High School. He produced an overall coaching record of 609-328 at the high school level.

Dixon's overall coaching record, combining high school and college victories, is 700-395. He has coached 1,095 games as a head coach.

Dixon was named the San Antonio "City Coach of the Year" three times and coached the State All-Star Game in 2002.

Dixon and his wife Nora have three adult children - Robert, DuAnn, and Shaunna. The Dixons have eight grand-children - Jacob, Emma, Ashton, Caroline, Madelyn, Eli, Charlotte and Luke.

Coach Dixon is a native of Monahans, Texas, and he is a graduate of Angelo State University.