Milligan College appoints David Dixon new women's soccer head coach

from staff reports

   Milligan College announced on Wednesday that David Dixon will take over as women's soccer coach for the Lady Buffs.
   Dixon brings a wealth of experience to Milligan as a college coach and a club coach, according to Mark Fox, vice president for student development at Milligan, who said Dixon has already started recruiting for the fall season.
   Dixon, a 1997 graduate of Houghton College in New York, has been the coach at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., for the past four seasons, leading them to a 52-24-3 record. He has led them to regional championships and to the final eight of the NAIA National Championships Tournament. He was also named NAIA Regional Coach of the Year in 2001.
   "He is a very aggressive recruiter who has a love for the game. He has a good team upon which to build," said athletic director Ray Smith.
   Dixon will inherit a team of 14 returning players who have won back-to-back Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship in 2001 and 2002. They participated in the regional championships both years and qualified for the NAIA National Championships in 2001.
   His soccer coaching and playing experience is extensive. Dixon served as assistant coach of the Charlotte Lady Eagles in the summer of 2001. He has also coached the Jackson Futbol Club teams since 1999, where he has led the U-18 team to four state championships and the U-16 team to three state championships.
   As a player at Houghton during the mid 1990s, Dixon was two-time NAIA All-American goalkeeper and helped his team make three trips to the NAIA National Championships. He possessed a 70-18-5 record in goal for Houghton College. After college, Dixon played professionally for the Charlotte Eagles and Jackson Chargers.
   Prior to his tenure at Belhaven, Dixon was the assistant men's soccer coach at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where he was responsible for recruiting and scheduling for a national championship qualifier during his tenure.