Jamie Dixon Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Feb 08, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Oct 06, 2022
Edited by Dolly Chhatwani
Fact-checked by Mohammad Jazib
Jamie Dixon earned fame as the coach of the University of Pittsburgh.
Age: 1-99
Read time: 6.6 Min

About Jamie Dixon

James Patrick Dixon II, commonly known as Jamie Dixon, is famous as a college basketball coach in NCAA Division I with an impressive NCAA tournament record.

He is the Texas Christian University men's team 'Horned frogs' head coach. Earlier, he worked as a head coach of the University of Pittsburgh basketball team from 2003-2016.

Jamie played professionally for the Continental Basketball Association's Lacrosse Catbirds and the New Zealand National Basketball League Hawke's Bay Hawks. During his college days, he was picked by the Washington Bullets, now known as Washington Wizards, in the 1987 NBA Draft. He was named USA Basketball National Coach of the Year in 2009. It was Jamie who coached the under-19 USA national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, an international competition. He was titled Big East Coast of the Year, 2004, Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2009, and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year, 2011. Jaime's career as a player came to a permanent halt after he suffered a ruptured pancreas due to an accidental knee to his midsection, a rare basketball injury when playing in the Netherlands in 1990.

Jamie Dixon Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jamie Dixon’s net worth?

Jamie Dixon's estimated net worth is $1-$5 million.

How much does Jamie Dixon earn per year?

His annual salary is calculated at $4.3 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jamie Dixon?

Jamie Dixon is a 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) tall man.

How old is Jamie Dixon?

Jamie Dixon is 56 years old as he was born on November 10, 1965.

Childhood And Education

Jamie Dixon was born in a family of five. He was born on November 10, 1965 in Burbank, California, the United States of America.

Jamie Dixon was the only son of Marge Dixon and Jim Dixon. Among his father's accomplishments was acting, screenwriting, and producing. In the Bronx, Jamie was brought up with his two sisters, Maggie Dixon and Julie Dixon.

Maggie Dixon worked as the head coach of the women's basketball team at the United States Military Academy. Unfortunately, she passed away due to an unstable heart condition in 2007. She was only 28 years old. To honor her, the basketball tournament Maggie Dixon Classic is played. In her honor, a Maggie Dixon Award is also given every year, which is similar to the 'Rookie of the Year' award for coaches. Jamie's other sister, Julie, is an attorney in Los Angeles. Jamie Dixon completed his high school at Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles. He wished to enter the University of California, but he went to Texas Christian University. He got a bachelor's degree in finance in 1987. Jamie also completed his masters in economics from UC Santa Barbara in 1992.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Jamie Dixon’s partner?

Jamie Dixon and Jacqueline Corteway Dixon married in 1999 and are enjoying a joyful married life. From the beginning, the information about their marriage has been known to the world, but the couple chooses to keep their personal life separate from the media and its limelight. Jamie and Jacqueline have two children. They have a daughter Shannon Dixon, and a son Jack Dixon. Jaime is a family person and loves spending time with his family.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jaime Dixon is an American basketball coach. Before and after Jaime Dixon stopped playing basketball as a professional player in 1990, he coached several basketball teams. His first job as a head coach was in 1989 at Te Aute College (secondary school). He also worked as a coach at Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991. He also worked as a coach at the University of Hawaii and Northern Arizona University under Howland. When Howland left the head coach's position at the University of Pittsburgh and went to UCLA, Jamie was promoted as the head coach. Serving as a head coach for 13 years at the university, he had a record of 328–123. As a head coach, he tied the NCAA Division I record for most wins in his first seven seasons with 188 wins. The Horned Frogs were led to their first Big 12 Tournament semifinal game, their first National Invitational Tournament crown, and their highest Big 12 conference record (6–12) under his leadership in his first season in Fort Worth when Jaime accepted the head coach position in 2012-2013. Jaime has coached several well-known basketball players such as Desmond Bane, Chris Taft, Aaron Gray, DeJuan Blair, Steven Adams, and Sam Young.

Charity Work

Jaime Dixon has been a part of several fundraisers. He and his family have been a part of a fundraiser for the UPMC's Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh by playing games and activities to support the cause.

Jaime Dixon and his team from the University of Pittsburgh were a part of the first Maggie Dixon Classic in 2006. It presented a men's and women's game at West Point's Campus. It included a fundraiser for heart arrhythmia research and a Health Fair.

Jaime Dixon has also been a part of Coaches vs. Cancer. It is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It takes advantage of team coaches' experience, skills, community leadership, and popularity to raise awareness for cancer and promote a healthy lifestyle.

What awards has Jamie Dixon won?

Jaime Dixon has received several awards and honors for his exemplary coaching career. He was titled the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year in 2009. Jamie Dixon was the USA basketball coach for the FIBA Under-19 (2009) team, which won the gold medal in the international competition. He was also titled Big East Coast of the Year, 2004, Naismith College Coach of the Year, 2009, Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, 2010, and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year, 2011.

Jamie Dixon’s Hobbies And Interests

Jamie Dixon has spent his life devoted to basketball. Initially as a professional player and later as an assistant coach and head coach for several teams. He has a busy schedule. Therefore, any information regarding his other interests and hobbies is not available.

Other Interesting Jamie Dixon Facts And Trivia

  • A member of the Screen Actors Guild, from his childhood through his early twenties, he starred in commercials for Volvo, Rice Krispies, Mattel, and Bud Light.
  • Jamie Dixon wanted to opt to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara, to play college basketball. Unfortunately, the UCSB Gauchos' top recruiter and assistant coach, Ben Howland, did not sign him, so he had to choose Texas Christian University instead.
  • Jaime left $20,000 from a job in finance to play with La Crosse Catbirds in the Continental Basketball Association, which earned him only $400 per week.
  • During Jaime's time in Hawke's Bay Hawks in the National Basketball league, he played two seasons and was honored with the All-Star Five title for two consecutive years from 1989-1990.
  • Jaime received a 10-year contract extension from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.
  • He managed to keep the Pittsburgh team as one of the top five teams in the United States of America.
  • Jaime Dixon was the only second person at the University of Pittsburgh after Ben Howland to reserve his name for the Sporting News' National Coach of the Year award.
  • In the 1987 NBA draft, he was selected by Washington Bullets.
  • He led the Panthers to their first no. 1 ranking in the AP Poll and Coaches' Poll.
  • Jamie Dixon has coached players like DeJuan Blair and Lamar Patterson.
  • He has also coached RJ Nembhard who went on to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • His 214th win came against South Florida.
  • Jamie Dixon led Pittsburg to the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament's final game in 2004, and then from 2006-2008. The team was amongst the top five teams with the highest winning percentage.
  • He is the alma mater of Texas Christian University.
  • With his 200th victory in the NCAA Division I, he tied with Roy Williams and Mark Few for the fastest coach to have the achievement to his name.

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Jamie Dixon Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James Patrick Dixon

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Place of Birth




193 cm


Basketball Coach


Texas Christian University

Net Worth



Jacqueline Corteway Dixon


Jim Dixon, Marge Dixon


Julie Dixon, Maggie Dixon

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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