Friday , Apr , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Tulane names Dickerson men’s hoops coach

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – The Dave Dickerson era has begun at Tulane
after the university named him its 22nd men’s head basketball coach during a
Friday afternoon press conference.

Dickerson, who takes over for Shawn Finney, spent the past nine years as an
assistant at Maryland under Gary Williams and helped guide the Terrapins to
their first national championship in 2001-02. Maryland went 32-4 that year,
including a 15-1 mark in ACC play.

Maryland made eight trips to the NCAA Tournament and had one appearance in the
NIT under Dickerson’s recruiting and scouting efforts. The Terps lost to
eventual-champion South Carolina in the 2005 NIT semifinals.

“It was clearly evident during the interview process that Dave brings
qualities which will quickly enhance the development of our basketball
program,” said director of athletics Rick Dickson. “He had multifaceted
responsibilities at Maryland, from recruiting to player development to game
preparation that earned him national recognition and prepared him to be a head

The 38-year-old Dickerson, a letterwinner for the Terps from 1986-89, had 15
consecutive winning seasons and 10 straight postseason appearances during his
15-year career as an assistant at Gardner-Webb, James Madison, Radford and

Finney served as head coach of Tulane for five seasons and compiled a 60-86
mark, including a 10-18 record in 2004-05.