By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
The Lynn Camp Wildcat basketball program is searching for a new coach after Clyde Dixon decided to retire after three years as head coach in his second stint coaching the Wildcats.
Dixon finished his career with a 112-148 record while going 87-93 during 1983-89 and 25-55 during 2011-13. His best year with Lynn Camp came during 1989 when he guided the Wildcats to a then school-record 20-win season.
“I figured it was time to get out and enjoy life a bit,” he said. “I lost my dad last June and my wife in March and it’s been a hard time. I’m just going to sit back and find something to get into.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here,” he added. “I believe the program is in good shape and hopefully they can continue to improve.”
Dixon admitted he made some changes during his second time as coach of the Wildcats.
“Well, the first time around I felt like I was more intense,” he said. “But this time around, being older and wiser, I enjoyed myself more.”
Dixon had the Wildcat program going into the right direction this past season after going 6-20 and 3-24 during the 2010 and 11 campaigns. Dixon guided a Lynn Camp team that only had two seniors this past season, but still managed to triple 2012’s win total by garnering 16 victories.
The Wildcats’ 11-game improvement turned out to be one of the best in the 13th Region this past season. Dixon also coached The Times-Tribune Prep Basketball Player of the Year, Tyler Wagner, in 2010.
“I believe we got better,” Dixon said. “That’s the biggest thing, we got better. Anything I do I try to be first class at and I really believe the kids enjoyed what we did the past three years.”
Clyde Dixon retires after guiding Lynn Camp to 16 wins this past season
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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It’s hard to imagine anybody as big as Corbin head coach Jason McDaniel having any trouble filling shoes.
Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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