Titusville High names gym after long-time teacher and coach Laura Dixon – Florida Today

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Titusville High School’s gym has a new name after the school announced it was naming it after long-time coach and P.E. teacher Laura Dixon.
In a ceremony Tuesday night, the school revealed a sign that will hang outside of the gym that reads: Coach Dixon’s Dawg House.
Dixon worked at Titusville from 1970 to 2003, but she retired from coaching in 1999.
“This is a dream. I love this area, I love Titusville,” Dixon said while addressing the crowd at the ceremony. “That gym was my home away from home for 35 years.”
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During her time as head volleyball coach for the Terriers she coached the team to state championship titles in 1981 and 1983. She also coached softball for 16 years and led that program to one regional title and six district titles.
Dixon also won 359 volleyball games and was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the FHSAA Hall of Fame as well.
Among those who spoke about Dixon’s impact on Titusville High School was athletic director Jason Berley, Principal Jennifer Gonzalez and mayor Dan Diesel, himself a longtime coach and educator at Titusville High.
At the end of the ceremony Dixon expressed gratitude and how much she loved working at Titusville.
“It’s my pleasure. It’s been a wonderful, wonderful job,” Dixon said. “So, thank you so much, this is overwhelming to me.”


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