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Erin Dixson

Erin Dixson - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Erin Dixson - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Full name: Erin Dixson
Twitter: @dixson_erin
Bachelor’s: Eckerd College (communications, 2015)
Master’s: Louisiana State University (kinesiology, 2018)
Playing Experience:
2011-2013: Northeast Mississippi Community College
2013-2015: Eckerd College
Coaching Experience:
2016-2018: Graduate Team Manager, Louisiana State University
2018-2019: Assistant Coach, Lamar University
2019-2022: Assistant Coach, Georgia State University
2022-2023: Assistant Coach, UNC Wilmington
Present: Assistant Coach, Georgia Tech

Erin Dixson was named an assistant coach for Georgia Tech softball on September 5, 2023. Dixson serves as pitching coach for the Yellow Jackets.

In two seasons as the pitching coach at UNC Wilmington, Erin Dixson guided the Seahawks’ hurlers to unprecedented success and was able to do the same as a facilitator during the 2023 Athletes Unlimited Softball Championship Season.

Under Dixson’s guidance, the Seahawks boasted one of the top pitching staffs in the Colonial Athletic Association while securing the program’s first-ever conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2022.

Led by standouts Janel Gamache and Kara Hammock, UNCW authored a 2.71 team earned run average during the 2023 season to rank second in the CAA. Gamache, the second player in program history to earn CAA Player of the Year plaudits, fashioned a league-best 1.93 earned run average while Hammock followed in third with a 1.98 mark.

The Seahawks, who reached the CAA Tournament for the second consecutive season, compiled 14 complete game performances along with four shutouts. The pitching unit finished with 262 strikeouts, the sixth-highest mark in school history and the most since 2014.

During Dixson’s inaugural campaign in the Port City, the Seahawks racked up a school-record 308 strikeouts while fashioning a 1.85 team earned run average. A pair of freshmen – Hammock and Emily Winstead – teamed up to lead the CAA’s top pitching staff while holding the top two spots on the individual rankings.

Winstead, the first player in UNCW Softball history to receive the league’s Pitcher of the Year honor, ranked second in the circuit with a 2.05 earned run average while leading the CAA with 184 strikeouts and 10 complete games. She set the program’s freshman single-season strikeout mark and was honored as a Top 25 Freshman by the NFCA.

Hammock, meanwhile, was named CAA Rookie of the Year after boasting a league-low 1.92 earned run average with four shutouts and 78 strikeouts over 105.2 innings. Hammock became the sixth player in school history to complete a season with a sub-2.00 ERA.

Dixson’s pitching staff registered 23 complete games and notched a school-record seven saves, including three saves from Amberlyn Pearce to set the individual season standard.

Dixson joined the Seahawks’ staff after two seasons as pitching coach at Georgia State. The Panthers posted a 7-16 record during the COVID-19 shortened campaign in 2020 before finishing the 2021 season at 16-30.

Under Dixson’s tutelage, the Panthers’ pitching staff lowered its earned run average by nearly one run, dropping from 5.37 in 2019 to 4.40 during the 2021 season. Sophie Mooney ranked seventh in the Sun Belt Conference with 82 strikeouts while Emily Buck was the conference leader by conceding just 56 hits in 56.0 innings.

Prior to her time at Georgia State, Dixson spent the 2019 season as the pitching coach at Lamar, guiding the Cardinals to a 23-34 record, including a 14-13 mark in the Southland Conference.

Aaliyah Ruiz paced the Lamar pitching staff with a 2.30 earned run average in 24 appearances as the Cardinals ranked seventh in the Southland Conference with a 2.99 team ERA.

Dixson, who earned her master’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2018, served as a graduate manager for two seasons with the Tigers, who reached the NCAA Women’s College World Series in 2017.

A 2015 graduate of Eckerd College with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Dixson appeared in 52 games for the Tritons from 2014-15 and ranks fourth in program history with a 2.78 earned run average. She also stands ninth on the career list with 113 strikeouts, while her 24 wins in the circle are good for sixth in school history.

The Amherst, N.Y., native also excelled at the plate, hitting .308 with 19 home runs and 62 runs batted in. Her .571 slugging percentage ranks third in Eckerd program history.

Dixson earned Second-Team NFCA All-South Region distinction as a first baseman during her senior season and was a Second-Team All-Sunshine State Conference pick after hitting 11 home runs with 36 runs batted in.

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