Carlesa Dixon will serve as a court coach for the 2022 USA U17 World Cup Team trials after she completed her fifth year at Summer Creek High School (Texas) as the varsity head girls basketball coach and assistant athletic coordinator. She was selected by the USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee.
Dixon, a native of Dallas (Texas), has coached for 16 years, 14 of which she served as a head coach. During her coaching career, she has led Dallas Lincoln High School (Texas), John Tyler High School (Texas) and Summer Creek to regional appearances. She has also coached three teams to Texas state championship games: one with Dallas Lincoln in 2013 and two with Summer Creek in 2019 and 2022. Her coaching resume also boasts six district championships, three with Dallas Lincoln in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and three with Summer Creek in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
For Dixon’s efforts, she is a four-time district coach of the year. In 2022, she was named the Houston Chronicle Coach of the Year and was selected to coach in the 2022 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Dixon, who played her collegiate basketball at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Wichita State University, holds an overall coaching record of 329-144. Her recent tenure at Summer Creek has been the winningest stretch in her career, amassing an overall record of 151-28.
She played one season of professional basketball in Sweden during the 2004-05 season.
Dixon earned a degree in criminal justice and a master’s in sports administration.
Dixon is the mother of two children Alayna and Aaron, ages 16 and 7.