Former Privateer standout Cory Dixon returns to the Lakefront as Assistant Basketball Coach
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Privateer alumnus Cory Dixon ‘14 will return to the University of New Orleans as an assistant men’s basketball coach head coach Mark Slessinger announced Friday. Dixon was hired as the New Orleans director of basketball operations and on-campus recruiting back in 2019 before joining the Birmingham Squadron in 2022.
“It is incredible to have one of our own return home. Cory had great experiences here at UNO as a student-athlete, and I know he has a great calling to provide that for our student-athletes. He has worked to develop as a coach and teacher. I know his heart is with helping our student-athletes reach their goals, dreams, and potential,” said Slessinger.
“Cory’s dynamic personality and experiences will help us move back to championship contention. It is great to have him back home.”
Dixon spent the last year with the Birmingham Squadron, an NBA G League team and New Orleans Pelicans affiliate, as player development assistant and video coordinator. Dixon worked under the leadership of head coach TJ Saint.
As director of basketball operations and on-campus recruiting at New Orleans, Dixon helped the Privateers advance to the 2022 College Basketball Classic and finished the season with an 18-14 record. Dixon transitioned into the role after originally joining the staff as director of player development and internal operations back in 2019.
“I am extremely thankful and excited to return back to the University of New Orleans and coach Slessinger’s staff. I am looking forward to building off the momentum of last year,’ said Dixon.
“I am ready to help our players and staff achieve both on and off the court.”
As a player, Dixon earned all-Southland honors in 2014 after pacing the Privateers with 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. In his two seasons, he averaged 11.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Slessinger also coached Dixon in the 2009-10 season at Northwestern State as assistant coach. Following his collegiate career, Dixon played professionally in Australia, Belgium, England, and Canada.
The Argyle Texas native earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of New Orleans in 2014.
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