A familiar face has returned home to the University of Maryland.
Per Thacover2, reports are that former Maryland All American guard Juan Dixon has joined the Maryland coaching staff as a special assistant to head coach Mark Turgeon.
As of now Dixon will handle the duties scouting and film breakdown, academic support and mentorship and additional administrative duties.
“We’re excited to welcome Juan back to College Park,” said Turgeon in a statement. “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.”
The 35 year old Dixon, who played high school basketball at Calvert Hall, was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 Final Four while leading the Terps to their lone national title.
He was a First Team All-American, ACC Player of the Year before later played professionally for ten seasons in the NBA, Greece, Spain and Turkey.