Dixon to be next head coach of Cougars

The Patriot has learned that Mark Dixon will be the new head football coach at Pulaski County High School.

Dixon comes to Pulaski Co. from Galax High School where he compiled an impressive record of 101-35 in his ten years at the school.  He led the Maroon Tide to a state championship in 2015 and earned state runner-up honors in 2011 and 2019.  He also led his team to six region championships in ten seasons.

Prior to his high school coaching career, Dixon played offensive guard at the University of Virginia from 1989-1993.  He subsequently played nine seasons of professional football including five years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins.

“We feel very fortunate to have a coach the caliber of Mark Dixon.  He is a proven winner and comes highly recommended” says Scott Vest, PCHS Athletic Director.  “There were many qualified applicants for this position, but Dixon emerged as the best fit to lead our football program.”

Dixon succeeds Stephen James who resigned recently to accept a teaching position with George Wythe High School.

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