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.”