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Daryl Dixon
Position: Defensive Backs Coach
Phone: 765.285.1202
Email: ddixon2@bsu.edu
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Daryl Dixon
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/13/2009

 

6th Season at Ball State in 2014

6th Year as a Football Coach in 2014
Alma Mater: Florida ‘03

Recruiting Areas:
West Central Indiana; Illinois (South Chicago and Central Illinois)

Coaching Experience:
Illinois, assistant strength coach, 2006-07
Illinois, graduate assistant, 2008
Ball State, assistant, 2009-Present

NOTES: Tutored Eric Patterson to All-Mid-American Conference Third-Team honors in 2012 . . . spent first four seasons at Ball State coaching the cornerbacks . . . coached Jamill Smith to All-Mid-American Conference Third Team honors as a punt return specialist in 2012 . . . ESPN MAC Recruiter of the Year in 2012 . . . ranked as the No. 2 MAC recruiter by 24/7 Sports in 2012 . . . spent the 2008 season as a graduate assistant with the defensive line at Illinois . . . served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Illinois from Feb. 2006 through Jan. 2008.

Personal Information:
Date of Birth:
Sept. 6, 1980, in Oak Hill, Fla.
Marital Status: Single
High School: New Smyrna Beach H.S. (Class of ‘99) in New Smyrna, Fla.
College: Bachelor’s -- Florida ‘03
 

NOTES:  Earned All-America honors as a defensive back in high school before becoming a free safety at the University of Florida . . . played in 49 games with 25 starts for the Gators . . . team captain as a senior . . . managed 218 career tackles . . . named Florida’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back as a freshman in 1999 . . . named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team as a senior . . . two-time Academic All-SEC selection . . . part of six bowl games as a player and coach at Florida and Illinois . . . named Florida’s Male Outstanding Senior Leader among the entire student body for the fall of 2003 graduating class . . . spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as a member of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.