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Kerry Dixon II
Kerry  Dixon II

Running Backs

Recruiting Area:
Dade County and Texas


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Brian Wright, Marvin Sanders Named Offensive, Defensive Coordinators

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Coaching Experience
2012 - Florida Atlantic University (Assistant Coach/Running backs)
2010-11 - Montana State (Assistant Coach/Running backs)
2009 - Stillman College (Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator/WR)
2008 - Texas Southern (Assistant Coach/QBs)
2007 - Morgan State (Assistant Coach/QBs)
2005-06 - Booker T. Washington High School (TX)

Bowl/Post-Season Games Coached
2011 - Montana State FCS Playoff Quarterfinalist
2010 - Montana State FCS Playoff Quarterfinalist

Bowl/Post-Season Games as a Player
2005 - Historically Black College and Universities All-Star Classic
2004 - Hampton vs. William & Mary

Recruiting Area
Dade County and Texas

Playing Experience
Baylor University (2000-01); Hampton University (2002-04)

The Dixon File
Hometown: Houston, TX
Education: 2004, B.A. Political Science, Hampton
Children: Charlee Denease Dixon

Kerry Dixon joined FAU's staff in January after working with offensive coordinator Brian Wright. Dixon's no. one problem to solve was replacing FAU's all-time rusher and current Washington Redskin Alfred Morris. The answer was that one back would not replace the hardnosed back. Multiple players would use diversified skills to provide different looks and different strengths and all would combine for just 38 yards less and 167 more receiving yards. The backs, led by Jonathan Wallace who tallied 673 yards and two more touchdowns when combining rushing/receiving scores. Dixon's will face a new challenge in 2013 which is finding time and carries for five senior running backs, all with experience. The path is expected to be led by Wallace who broke onto the scene during the 2012 spring drills and continued to improve as the season progressed. Damian Fortner was second on the squad but led the backs with 344 receiving yards. Transfer Martese Jackson rushed for 105 yards in the season opener and will return for playing time Travis Jones rounds out the group with a team leading 221 kick return yards. The stable will also see the emergence Jeremy Gaskins, Carry White and Antonio Washington as well as a cast of newcomers.

At Montana State
Kerry Dixon II spent the 2010 season as Montana State's running backs coach proving he was up to the challenge presented by Big Sky Conference defenses. He spent the 2011 season proving he was no one-hit wonder. After mentoring second team All-Big Sky running back Orenzo Davis in 2010, Dixon raised the stakes during his second season at MSU. The running back tandem of Cody Kirk (1,351 yards) and Tray Robinson (641) combined for nearly 2,000 rushing yards, reaching the end zone 19 times on the ground and 21 times overall. Kirk earned First Team All-Big Sky honors for his efforts, while Robinson was named to the second team while landing Big Sky Newcomer of the Year honors.

At Stillman
The offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NCAA Division II Stillman College in 2009. Dixon coordinated an offense that produced honorable mention All-America running back Quinn Porter, who rushed 138.6 yards per game to lead Stillman's conference in 2009.

At Texas Southern
Dixon coached two 1,000 yard passers during the 2008 season in Bobby Reid (1,791yards/12 TDs) and Cornelius Harmon (1,066 yards/6 TDs).

At Morgan State
While at Morgan state, he also served as the Admission and Walk-on liaison.

At Booker T. Washington High School
He began his coaching career at Booker T Washington High School in Houston, TX (2005-06), his alma mater. Primary duties were the quarterbacks. After one season he was promoted to offensive coordinator. As the OC, the squad recorded an undefeated conference record (6-0) and an 8-3 record overall.

Playing Career at Baylor and Hampton and Booker T. Washington High School Dixon played quarterback at Baylor in 2000, starting twice as a true freshman, but moved to receiver the next season and redshirted with an injury. He transferred to Hampton, playing both receiver and quarterback for the Pirates from 2002-04. He served as a team captain at Hampton as a senior, and played in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Star Classic in 2005. He gained his prep experience at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, TX where he threw for over 1,500 yards as a senior in spite of missing four games with a broken wrist.

Professional Players Coached
Quinn Porter (St. Louis Rams)
Bobby Reid (Arena)

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