Dave Dickerson becomes the 22nd head coach in Tulane men's basketball history.
Comes to the Green Wave after nine years as an assistant at Maryland under Gary Williams. Last season, he was the program's associate head coach.
Helped the Terrapins to nine straight postseason appearances, five Sweet Sixteens, two Final Fours and one National Championship. In 15 years as an assistant coach, he has never seen a losing season while making 10 postseason appearances.
Maryland's record during Dickerson's tenure is 212-88 (.707).
Helped direct Maryland to the 2002 NCAA National Championship (32-4 record).
Following Maryland's first trip to the Final Four during the 2000-01 postseason, Dickerson was elevated on Gary
Williams' staff to take the lead in the Terrapins' recruiting and scouting efforts.
Accolades for Dickerson have included his recognition as an AFLAC Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003, the ACC's No. 1 Assistant Coach as named by Basketball News (2003-04), Athlon Sports' No. 4 Assistant Coach in the nation (2003-04), and an "Assistant Coach on the Rise" as tabbed by ESPN's Andy Katz (2003-04).
During his first nine seasons at his alma mater, five of Maryland's recruiting classes have been ranked among the nation's best.
Helped Maryland to attract a 2002-03 incoming class of five top 100 recruits, including McDonald's All-American Travis Garrison, NJCAA first team All-American Jamar Smith and National High School Coaches Association player of the year Nik Caner-Medley.
Also scouted and recruited All-America guard Steve Francis, who was the No. 2 overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft and finished fourth in ACC Player-of-the-Year voting.
The 2002 draft saw three Dickerson recruits - Chris Wilcox, Final Four Most Outstanding Player Juan Dixon and two-time NCAA Regional MVP Lonny Baxter - become selections in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft. Steve Blake, who ranks fifth all-time in assists in NCAA history, was an NBA Draft pick in 2003.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Dickerson was an assistant coach at Radford University, Gardner-Webb and James Madison. Radford defeated LSU, 73-72, on Dec. 30, 1993, to gain the biggest victory in school history.
Dickerson played forward at Maryland from 1986-89 and earned four varsity letters. He was co-captain as a senior in 1989. Dickerson saw action in the 1986 and 1988 NCAA Tournaments and was a member of three teams that advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals.
In 1990, Dickerson earned his bachelor's degree in government and politics from Maryland, and soon after he began his coaching career on the staff at Gardner Webb University in North Carolina. After a year at Gardner Webb he joined former Maryland head coach Lefty Driesell at James Madison for a 1992 season that culminated in a bid to the NIT.
A native of Olar, S.C., Dickerson is married to the former Laurette Newsom, a 1991 graduate of Maryland. The couple has one child, Dave III (4).