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Curt Dixon
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Curt Dixon, a native of McAlester, Okla., is currently in his first year as the assistant baseball coach, head JV coach and junior college recruiting coordinator at Clarke University. Before Clarke University, Dixon was a two-year assistant coach at his alma mater, University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. In his time at Ozarks, as a player and coach, the program reached its highest level. He served as the team's pitching coach and Ozarks head junior varsity coach. Dixon also dealt with recruiting and fund-raising in his two years at Ozarks.

As a player, Dixon set numerous career school records include strikeouts (205), innings pitched (256.2), wins (24) and games started (46). In his senior season he helped lead the Eagles to a 31-9 regular season record reaching as high #14 in the national polls. He went 9-1 with 2.92 era which helped earn him a spot on the ABCA All-Region Team and All-Conference Team in 2008. Dixon made national news in his senior campaign when he was named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after tying a conference record with 14 K's in a game with 11 of them being consecutively.

Following his senior year Dixon, signed a professional contract with the Sioux City (Iowa) Explorers at the conclusion of the 2008 season. Dixon was later traded to the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League where he saw action in 11 games. He then signed with the McKinney (Texas) Blue Thunder and finished his first pro season with a 1.16 ERA. Dixon signed with the Big Bend Cowboys in Alpine, Texas, in 2009 and was voted to the Continental League All-Star Game where he was the winning pitcher of the game. Also, in 2009 Dixon was the Continental Leagues co-league leader in wins. In 2010, his third season of professional baseball, Dixon started with the Big Bend Cowboys. After getting off to impressive start, his contract was bought out by the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier league. Dixon was off to a good start with the Kings till his season was shortened with a lower back injury.

Dixon is currently working on his masters degree from the United States Sports Academy dual degree in sports administration and coaching.

He graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a bachelor of science degree in political science with emphasis in public administration.

Dixon currently resides in Dubuque with his wife Whitney.

Coach Harris on Coach Dixon: "Curt brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. It's nice to have someone who I can trust our pitching staff with. I know Coach Dixon will give our program everything he has, both on the field and in day to day operations."

 
 
 
 
2011 Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Roberto RiveroSOINF 5-10180Zulia, Venezuela
3Jared MunsonSROF 5-11160Reno, Nev.Olympic CC
4Cory DavidsonJROF 6-1185Epworth, IowaWestern Dubuque HS
6Conor KelleyJRC/RHP 6-1195Seattle, Wash.Columbia Basin College
7Tony HarvatSRDH/C 5-7175Westchester, Ill.Nazareth Academy
8Andre NavarroJRINF 5-7186Las Vegas, Nev.
9Corbin PloesslFRINF 5-9165Bellevue, IowaBellevue HS
10Chris BrewerJRRHP/IN 5-11180Sacramento, Calif.River City HS
11Ryan KellySROF/INF 5-7160Brookfield, Ill.Nazareth Academy
12David GalandoSOINF 6-2195Oconomowoc, Wis.Kettle Moraine HS
15Adam SzurkowskiSOINF 5-9165Yorkville, Ill.Yorkville HS
17Brian McCabeSOLHP/OF 6-3205Lena, Ill.Lena-Winslow HS
18Ethan JelinekFROF 5-9177Mead, Colo.Skyline HS
20Alex McKinlaySROF 6-0190Burlington, Wash.Olympic CC
21Justin HaasSRLHP 5-8165Cabot, Ark.Cabot HS
22Cameron SherrerJRINF 6-0193Mesa, Ariz.Scottsdale CC
23Sean O'ConnorSRRHP 6-3180Beaverton, Ore.Lane CC
24Jesse CummingsSRINF 5-11200Kingston, Wash.Olympic CC
25Jake MoserJRRHP/OF 6-3195Spring Creek, Nev.Spring Creek HS
26Steve MabeusSRRHP 6-1195Soldotna, AlaskaLane CC
27Jacob BoreschFRINF 5-11175Kenosha, Wis.Tremper HS
28Matt WernerFRUTL 6-0166East Jordan, Mich.East Jordan HS
30Pete SullivanSRLHP 6-0195Waterloo, IowaNorth Iowa Area CC
31Casey GerdesFRRHP/C 5-10154Salt Lake City, UtahSkyline HS
32Josh GustSRC 6-0185Draper, UtahCerro Coso CC
33Rolando SanchezJRC 5-8213Chula Vista, Calif.Dakota Wesleyan University
35Matt BedellFRINF 5-10151Keller, TexasFossil Ridge HS
38Nico PiscopoFRC/RHP 5-11186Elk Grove, Ill.Elk Grove HS
39Bryan McCrayFROF 5-10157LaGrange Park, Ill.Nazareth Academy
40Drew FurlanoFRRHP/OF 6-0159Woodstock, Ill.
41Jake SchaeferFRRHP/IF 6-3200Waukesha, Wis.Waukesha West HS
42Caleb JohnsonFROF 5-11197Natchez, Miss.Cathedral HS
43Matt LozanoSOLHP 5-11175Salinas, Calif.
45Brian CrossJRLHP 6-3215Bloomington, Ill.Bloomington HS
Curt Dixon - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Chad Harris - Head Coach - 5th season
Dan Spain - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Michael Jimenez - Student Assistant - 1st season
J.D. Judd - Student Assistant - 1st season
Jared Krasselt - Student Assistant - 1st season
 
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