Juan Dixon returned to the Maryland men’s basketball program on Nov. 27, 2013 when he was named Special Assistant to Head Coach Mark Turgeon.
"We're excited to welcome Juan back to College Park," Turgeon said. "He is one of the most decorated and celebrated player in Terrapin history. Juan's diverse experience playing professionally in the NBA combined with his passion for Maryland basketball makes him a very strong addition to our program."
Dixon’s responsibilities will include scouting and film breakdown, academic support and mentorship and additional administrative duties.
One of the most celebrated players in Maryland history, Dixon remains the all-time leading scorer in program history (2,269 points) after leading the Terrapins to their first national title in 2002 as a senior. As of 2013-14, Dixon holds six different records in program history, ranging from points, games played, steals and 3-pointers.
The Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 NCAA Final Four and ACC Player of the Year, Dixon earned two All-America selections, three first team All-ACC selections and two All-ACC Tournament selections throughout his illustrious career. Dixon averaged 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals in 141 games from 1998-2002.
Dixon was drafted with the 17th pick of the 2002 NBAdraft by the Washington Wizards, where he spent three seasons. He signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005, and averaged a career-high 12.3 points during his first season with the team. After stops in Toronto and Detroit, Dixon wrapped up his nine-year NBA career with the Wizards in 2008-09.
Dixon is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Family Science in 2013 from the University of Maryland.