TCU Basketball’s favorite son isn’t going anywhere.
Wednesday, the Frogs announced that head coach Jamie Dixon received a contract extension, thus keeping him in Funky Town through (at least) 2024.
Good news Horned Frogs fans! We are excited to announce that we have agreed to a 2-year contract extension with @CoachDixon through 2023-24 season. Absolutely thrilled about his leadership and our momentum in @TCUBasketball! #GoFrogs #FrogFam pic.twitter.com/kzwcNhhrIm— Jeremiah Donati (@JDonati_TCU) April 18, 2018
Dixon, who played basketball at TCU, led the Frogs to their first NCAA Tournament berth in his second season manning the program, earning a six seed in the Detroit region before falling to Syracuse in the first round. He developed pro prospects Vladimir Brodziansky and Kenrich Williams, as well as recruited future stars Desmond Bane and Jaylen Fisher. TCU has a highly rated recruiting class for the fall, and several highly-touted prospects looking to make an impact after spending this season redshirting.
Jeremiah Donati said the decision to add two years to Dixon’s contract was an easy one, in his first big move involving coaches as TCU’s AD.
“We are very excited to announce the contract extension with Jamie Dixon,” Donati said. “We are committed to competing at the highest level, and Coach Dixon is the right person to lead us. Coming off our NCAA Tournament appearance, we have a lot of momentum and excitement with men’s basketball not just on campus, but in Fort Worth as well. I am excited to watch us take the next step as a program.”
The Frogs won the NIT in year one of the Jamie Dixon era, as his back to back 20-win seasons are the first for TCU since 1999. But, the job has just begun for the 1987 alumni, who is trying to build a standard of excellence around a program that was one of the worst in the Power Five for years.
“My family and coaching staff are grateful for the continued commitment of Chancellor Victor Boschini and Director of Athletics Jeremiah Donati,” Dixon said. “We are proud of what this program has accomplished in two short years and look forward to even greater success in the future.”
According to TCU:
Dixon is 45-27 at TCU and has recorded wins over No. 1-ranked Kansas and No. 7 West Virginia. The Frogs’ 9-9 Big 12 Conference record this past season was the best in their six seasons in the league and their most wins in any conference in 17 seasons. Dixon led the Frogs to a school-record 17 consecutive wins and an AP top 25 ranking for eight-straight weeks including a TCU-best ranking of 10th.
The Frogs have a bright future ahead of them, and locking Jamie Dixon in for the foreseeable future was a no-brainer. The best is yet to come for a program truly on the rise.