Patrick Dixon

Patrick  Dixon

Last College:
UConn, '02/'09

Asst. AD for Sports Performance

4th Season

19th Season


GEN | No Days Off

Campus was a busy place this summer, especially in the Lions Athletic Center. The LMU Sports Network takes a look the summer conditioning program and its importance on the upcoming 2016-17 season.


MBB | LMU at Gonzaga

West Coast Conference action from Spokane, WA


MBB | LMU at Oregon St.

Non-conference action from Corvallis, Ore.


2015 Iggy Awards

10th annual Iggy Awards for Los Angeles Airport Marriott on Apr. 30, 2015.


MBB | WCC Tournament First Round

Santa Clara 85, LMU 54


MBB | LMU at San Francisco

West Coast Conference game at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco

In September of 2014, LMU Athletics Director Dr. William Husak announced the hiring of Patrick Dixon as the new Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance. Dixon is in his fourth season in 2017-18 directing the development of more than 400 student-athletes, including working day-to-day with Men's basketball.

Dixon is no stranger of making top collegiate basketball programs better, working since 2007 as the head strength coach at St. John's University. Dixon worked with LMU Head Coach Mike Dunlap during his time at St. John's and brings more than 15 years of experience in the field. Dixon worked seven years with the basketball program at St. John's.

Prior to working with the Red Storm, he spent three seasons working with seven programs at Cal in Berkeley.

He started at his alma mater Connecticut in 2002 following graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in sports nutrition in 2002. He served 2 seasons as an undergraduate assistant at UConn. Dixon's responsibilities have included the implementation of strength and conditioning programs tailored to specific sports and their needs. He has training in proper technique and execution of Olympic lifts, free weight exercises, flexibility, plyometric training agility movements, speed development, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning and many other parameters of sport.

Dixon's background in Sports Nutrition has helped facilitate training tables and worked with catering services in maintaining nutritional standards. He has also worked with newer training modalities and implemented the use of heart rate technology in various sports at St. Johns. Dixon also served as an instructor at UConn in teaching "Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning" and has also been a guest lecturer on Coaching for Optimal Performance at St Johns. Dixon, who was a Javelin thrower on the UConn Track and Field team, finished his research and thesis and received his Masters of Arts in Kinesiology in 2009.

He has been a part of multiple publications in the field, both online and in print and his thesis work, "The Impact of Cold-Water Immersion on Power Production inthe Vertical Jump and the Benefits of a Dynamic Exercise Warm-up" was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Strength and COnditioning Coach (CSCCA), Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), and as a USA Weightlighting Level I Club Coach (USA Weightlifting). He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academhy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).


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