SA Express-News: New TCU coach Jamie Dixon trying to disprove skeptics by rebuilding his alma mater
By Tim Griffin, Staff Writer Big 12 Insider
They say you can never go home again.
Donâ€™t try telling that to new TCU basketball coach Jamie Dixon, who is trying to disprove the late author Thomas Wolfe by rebuilding his alma mater.
TCU hasnâ€™t won an NCAA tournament game since Dixon was a starting point guard on James Killingsworthâ€™s team in 1987. After that, Dixon found coaching success at Pittsburgh where he won more 328 victories, two Big East titles and an Elite Eight berth in 2009.
But a dramatic renovation of the infrastructure of the Horned Frogsâ€™ basketball program helped make returning to Fort Worth an exciting career challenge for Dixon.
Many are calling the renovated Schollmaier Arena one of the best on-campus facilities in the nation. It wasnâ€™t that way when Dixon played there. …