Mike Dixon Joins The ODU Wrestling Coaching Staff
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 8, 2005
NORFOLK, VA -Mike Dixon, a former Indiana University standout, has been named a volunteer assistant coach at Old Dominion University head wrestling coach Steve Martin.
While wrestling at Indiana University, Dixon was a four-year starter, Co-Captain, and NCAA Qualifier. He also was a 2001 University Nationals Champion in freestyle for the Hoosiers, and placed fourth at the 2001 Pan Am Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Dixon comes to ODU from Harrisonburg, Virginia where he spent time as an assistant coach with James Madison University. While at JMU he coached two conference place winners, and brought in the most credentialed recruiting class, with three state titles and three runner-up finishes, that the school had seen since they dropped scholarships in 2000.
Prior to his stint at JMU, Dixon coached four Academic All-Americans, five National Qualifiers, and the most wrestlers in the school's history to finish in the top twelve in the country with three at the University of Indianapolis. He also spent some time as an assistant coach with Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. There he coached four Individual Conference Champions, two Sectional Finalists, and one City Champion, the school's first ever freshman to win a City Championship.
Dixon will assist in recruiting, putting together work out regimens, and coaching and scheduling practices. "We are delighted to have Mike Dixon aboard, he has a vast array of experience in high school and college" Coach Martin explains, "he will be a great help in coaching the upper weight classes."