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‘Real Housewives of the Potomac’ star Juan Dixon out as Coppin State coach amid controversy, per report

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Juan Dixon, star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of the Potomac,” is out as head coach of Coppin State University’s basketball team. The announcement comes amid controversy and speculation that Dixon was mistreating his players.

According to anonymous sources close to the team, Dixon was allegedly engaging in verbal and emotional abuse toward his players. There were also reports of Dixon being disrespectful to university staff and failing to adhere to team rules and regulations.

Dixon, who previously played for the University of Maryland and was a member of the 2002 NCAA Championship team, was hired as Coppin State’s head coach in 2017. In his three years at the helm, the team failed to have a winning season, going 20-97 overall.

The decision to fire Dixon was made by Coppin State Athletic Director Derek Carter. In a statement released by the university, Carter said, “We thank Coach Dixon for his contributions to our basketball program and wish him the best in his future endeavors. At this time, we have decided to move in a different direction.”

Dixon has not yet publicly commented on his termination, but he did release a statement thanking Coppin State for the opportunity to coach at the university.

“I want to thank Coppin State University for the opportunity to serve as head coach of the men’s basketball program over the past three seasons,” Dixon said. “I am proud of the progress we made on and off the court during my tenure, and I wish the program nothing but success in the future.”

Dixon’s firing has sparked a debate about the treatment of athletes by coaches and the importance of creating a safe and positive environment for players to excel. Many former players and coaches have spoken out in support of the decision to let Dixon go, citing his behavior and alleged mistreatment.

Coppin State has already begun the search for a new head coach, with Carter stating that the university is looking for someone who will “uphold the highest standards of integrity, respect, and sportsmanship.”

The controversy surrounding Dixon’s termination is a reminder of the responsibility that coaches have to their players. While winning is important, it should never come at the expense of the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of those under a coach’s tutelage. Coppin State’s decision to let Dixon go was a necessary step towards ensuring that their basketball program operates in a positive and healthy manner.

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