Jamie Dixon is one of the best coaches in college basketball to have never made a Final Four appearance.
Dixon, 57, spent 13 seasons at the helm of the Pittsburgh Panthers where he was immensely successful. Pitt won a pair of Big East regular season titles, the 2008 Big East Tournament crown, and made the NCAA Tournament in all but two of Dixon’s seasons in charge.
After being let go, Dixon took over a floundering TCU program and immediately turned the Horned Frogs around. He won the NIT in his first season in Fort Worth, made the NCAA Tournament in his second, then finished as the NIT runner-up in his third.
But now it appears he’s in a bit of hot water.
Mother Of TCU Player Accuses Jamie Dixon Of Harassment And ‘Racial Remarks’
TCU center Eddie Lampkin Jr., a sophomore, left the program prior to the start of Big 12 Tournament. Lampkin’s moth Vanessa alleges Dixon mistreated Lampkin and made “racial remarks” toward him.
“Coach Dixon we did not talk yesterday and no one has told you from our end that Eddie is entering the transfer portal,” Vanessa Lampkin wrote, via the Star-Telegram. “We discussing your behavior towards him. I do not appreciate the way you and everyone at TCU is making it about the transfer portal and not abut the real reason he is not there with the team he loves.
“If you all don’t tell the truth of how you have mistreated, disrespected and said racial remarks towards him. We will. Please do not disrespect my son’s name because all we have been is patient with YOU. Handle us with Christian values for once.” – via 247Sports
Dixon refused to comment when asked about the remarks, stating that he had not yet seen them. Lampkin Jr. played in 24 games for the Horned Frogs, averaging 6.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
TCU opens the Big 12 Tournament against Kansas State on Thursday night.