Spotlight - Featured Falcons
Name: Erik Dixon
Educational background: BA in Sociology, Jackson State University, 2006; MS in Health & Human Performance, McNeese State University, 2015.
Year hired at Kinkaid: 2016
Sport(s) you played in high school, college and/or professionally: "Football, Track, and Cross-Country in high school; Track in college."
Sports/Skills you Coach: "Track-sprints, hurdles, jumps, and middle distance; Sports Performance/Strength and Conditioning."
What Boys Track and Field Program Head John Beckwith says about Erik Dixon: "Erik is a new coach for the Falcons Track program who brings a lot of experience. He's from the DC area and went to Jackson State. He has been previously named the Assistant Coach of the Year at the collegiate level. His experience as a decathlete gives him the ability to coach many different disciplines from the competitor's standpoint."
Person(s) who Inspire you as a Coach and why: "Jimmy Johnson, Nick Saban, and Darryl Woodson because they inspire athletes from the inside out, making athletes believe what they didn’t believe through applied excellence."
Why do you coach?: "I coach because I love to teach, and there is no greater joy than teaching the knowledge and skills that I’ve learned to another and to see the joy in an athlete's face when they’ve accomplished their goals; more importantly, when they are able to apply those same lessons to their lives."
Interests outside of Athletics: "Religion, exercise, muscle cars, and traveling."
Something most people do not know about you: "I used to drive an 18-wheeler."