The 2019-20 season will be Mel Dixon's eighth at the helm of the Texas Lutheran women's basketball program.
In seven seasons at TLU, Dixon has compiled an overall record of 110-77 (.588) and a conference record of 67-38 (.638) - six seasons in the SCAC and one in the American Southwest Conference.
The Bulldogs finished the 2018-2019 season with an overall record of 19-10 and a 12-4 finish in SCAC regular season play.
The Bulldogs finished 2016-17 with an overall record of 21-6 and a conference mark of 12-2. The Bulldogs finished as runner up in the SCAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Bulldogs lost to top seed Trinity in the SCAC finals.
In the 2015-16 season, TLU players Kristen Lye, Savannah Hight and Taylor Dydalewicz were voted to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference Team. Lye and Hight, junior forwards from San Antonio, were named to the SCAC First Team. Dydalewicz, a senior from Dripping Springs, claimed a spot on the Third Team.
The Bulldogs finished 2015-16 with an overall record of 15-12 and a conference mark of 10-4. The Bulldogs tied for third in the SCAC regular season and entered the SCAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs lost to top seed Trinity in the SCAC semifinal.
In the 2014-15 campaign, Dixon led Texas Lutheran to a regular-season title and to the No. 2 seed in the SCAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs collected a 16-9 overall record with an 11-3 mark in the SCAC.
TLU junior forward Taylor Dydalewicz garnerd the first All-American honor in TLU Women's Basketball since the 1998-99 season. Dydalewicz was the SCAC Player of the Year after averaging 17.5 points and pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game. She added 1.2 steals per contest.
In the 2013-14 season, Dixon guided his program to a school-record 23 wins and a 23-6 overall record, earning the SCAC Coach of the Year award. The season was capped with both the SCAC regular-season and tournament titles after the Bulldogs went 12-2 in conference play.
A 54-52 win over Trinity in the 2013-14 SCAC Tournament final sent the Bulldogs to their first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament.
Dixon helped lead a 15-win improvement in that second season with the Bulldogs.
Dixon guided TLU to an 8-17 overall record and a 6-12 mark in the American Southwest Conference in 2012-13.
Mel Dixon was promoted to interim head coach for women's basketball on July 2, 2012, following the resignation of Roxanne Long, who accepted the head women's basketball coaching position at Rogers State.
Dixon first joined the TLU Women's Basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in the 2010-11 season. Coach Dixon also had the additional title of recruiting coordinator for the program.
Dixon had successful high school coaching stints in the San Antonio area at Robert E. Lee High School and at Theodore Roosevelt High School. He produced an overall coaching record of 609-328 at the high school level.
Dixon's overall coaching record, combining high school and college victories, is 700-395. He has coached 1,095 games as a head coach.
Dixon was named the San Antonio "City Coach of the Year" three times and coached the State All-Star Game in 2002.
Dixon and his wife Nora have three adult children - Robert, DuAnn, and Shaunna. The Dixons have eight grand-children - Jacob, Emma, Ashton, Caroline, Madelyn, Eli, Charlotte and Luke.
Coach Dixon is a native of Monahans, Texas, and he is a graduate of Angelo State University.