Maggie Dixon's funeral was today. Who's Maggie Dixon? The 28 yr old first year coach of West Point (Army)'s women's basketball team who, just one month ago, was basking in the excitement of the team having earned it's first march madness tournament berth ever. To make a great story even better, Dixon and her brother, Jamie, coach of Pittsburg's men's basketball team, became the first sister-brother coaching combination to ever have teams make the tournament in the same year.
Autopsy Showed Dixon Had Enlarged Heart
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- A month ago, 28-year-old Army coach Maggie Dixon left the Christl Arena court on the shoulders of jubilant cadets after leading the women's basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament berth.
On Friday, Dixon was mourned in a chapel across from the U.S. Military Academy's campus, a day after she died following an "arrhythmic episode to her heart."
Dixon died Thursday night at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., academy spokesman Lt. Col. Kent Cassella said. [espn.com]
R.I.P., Maggie. You will be missed.