Dave Dickerson
Dave Dickerson

Olar, S.C.

Head Men's Basketball Coach

First Year

Alma Mater:
Maryland, 1989

• 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).