Dixon hired as men's and women's cross country coach
Thursday, July 13, 2006

NEWBERRY, S.C. Ė Newberry College director of athletics Andy Carter is proud to announce the promotion of Rebekah Dixon to head menís and womenís cross country coach at Newberry College.

Dixon will be the first full-time cross country coach in the programís history, as previous coaches have also been involved with the basketball programs at Newberry. She will be starting her third year in the physical education department at the college as an instructor of physical education.

"I feel this will be a great opportunity to get involved in the athletic program here at Newberry College and look forward to the challenge of building a strong men's and women's cross country program," Dixon said.

Prior to coming to Newberry College, Dixon obtained her NSCA strength and conditioning specialist certification in 2004, as well as earning her masters degree in physical education in 2003 from Winthrop University. At Winthrop, she was a graduate assistant in both the physical education department and the athletic department. In the Winthrop athletic department, Dixon worked with athletic training and assisted with various sports such as softball, baseball, track and field and basketball.

Dixon earned her bachelor of science degree from Western Carolina University in 2000, majoring in sports management with a concentration in athletic training. During her time at WCU, she worked as a student athletic trainer with the menís and womenís cross country and track and field teams, as well as football and womenís basketball. She also served an internship period at Gardner-Webb University in athletic training.

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Newberry is a proud member institution of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.