Last Updated Sept. 22, 2009
Tim Dixon is in his fourth season as the pitching coach for Southern Illinois.
Dixon has coached four draft picks (Cody Adams, Jordan Powell, Kyle Catto and most recently David Kington), a freshman all-American (Bryant George) and three all-conference honorees (George-twice, Cody Adams, Adam Curynski).
Adams was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, becoming SIU's highest draft pick since 2004.
In 2009, George became SIU's all-time leader in saves and he enters his senior season in 2010 with 23 saves.
Prior to SIU, Dixon coached two years at both Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.) and the University of Pacific, a member of the Big West Conference.
While at Pacific, he handled the pitching staff, and in those years, had three pitchers selected in the Major League Amateur Draft.
Before joining the college coaching ranks, Dixon served as the pitching coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in Saratoga, Calif. Mitty won back-to-back West Catholic League Championships and was ranked as high as seventh in the country during the 2002 season. Dixon and his staff helped send several players to Division I programs.
As a player, Dixon pitched for six seasons at the professional level with the Expos, Brewers and Red Sox organizations. Drafted in the 14th round of the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft, he went on to spend three of his six years in Triple A with the Expos and Red Sox. While pitching for the Harrisonburg Senators -- the AA affiliate of the Expos -- Dixon won back-to-back Eastern League Championships, finishing his career with an overall 3.30 ERA and a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
As a student-athlete at Cal State Fullerton, Dixon and the Titans won the 1995 Division I National Championship, beating USC, 11-5. Dixon pitched the semi-final game in Omaha, shutting out Tennessee, 11-0. The (combined) shutout was the last shutout thrown in the College World Series for eight years until Kyle Baker of Georgia Tech (combined) for a shutout in an 11-0 victory over South Carolina in the 2002 CWS. Dixon was 13-0 overall with a 3.43 ERA in 1995. Dixon still holds the record for most victories without a loss at Fullerton.
Dixon received his bachelor's degree from National University in 2001 and Master's in Sports Psychology from Optimal Performance Institute in 2008.
Dixon and his wife, Kendra, reside in Carterville with their daughter, Hailey (7) and son, Brayden (4).
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