Timothy Dixon - Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: (660) 831-4104
Timothy Dixon took over as the new head coach of the Viking women's basketball program in the summer of 2014. He guided the Vikings to a top half finish in the Heart standings his first season and produced an all-American (Kieanna Wharton).
Dixon came to Missouri Valley after spending the 2013-2014 season as an assistant coach on the NCAA Division I Idaho State University women's basketball staff. There, he served as the recruiting coordinator and guard position coach.
Prior to his time at Idaho State, Dixon spent the 2012-2013 season as head coach of the Lamar (Colo.) Community College women's basketball team, taking over the head coaching position three weeks prior to the season starting. Dixon led Lamar, a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program, to an 18-12 overall record and was named the NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year runner-up.
Dixon has coached at the collegiate level since 2000 and, prior to his stops at Idaho State and Lamar, was an assistant coach at Pima (Ariz.) Community College, Glendale (Ariz.) Community College, Arizona State University, South Mountain (Ariz.) Community College and Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University. At Grand Canyon, Dixon recruited and coached Samantha Murphy, the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year in 2011.
Dixon has a Master of Education in Special Education degree from Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University
Amy Briggs-Graduate Assistant
Amy Briggs enters her second season as assistant coach for the Missouri Valley College women's basketball team where she will handle all administrative duties and is the head coach of the junior varsity program.
Briggs was standout player for Truman State from 2012-2014 with a scoring average of 13 points. Briggs also played at Johnson County Community College where she was a WBCA All-American her sophomore year.
This is her first collegiate coaching position but she brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and youthful energy to the Viking basketball program.
Cory Hitchcock-Graduate Assistant
Cory Hitchcock enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Viking women's basketball program. Hitchcock comes to Missouri Valley after spending the last five years as the head coach of the boys' basketball program at Glenwood Springs (Colo.) High School. During that time he guided the Demons to 70 wins, two Western Slope League Championships and five state tournament appearances. In 2015, Hitchcock was named the league's Coach of the Year after finishing with a 14-0 league record and an overall record of 19-5.
Prior to coaching at Glenwood Springs, Hitchcock was an assistant coach at Montrose (Colo.) High School during the 2009-10 season. There he helped the Indians to a Sweet 16 appearance and a 19-6 overall record.
Hitchcock spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program at Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University. He helped guide the team to a third-consecutive PacWest championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
Hitchcock has also spent time coaching at Timberline (Wash.) High School, his alma mater River Ridge (Wash.) High School and has participated in several youth basketball clinics and camps over his 13 years of coaching.
Hitchcock graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration on public relations.
He and his wife, Pam, reside in Marshall with their son Kellen (3).
Tom Hayob - Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Tom Hayob enters his fifth season as the assistant women's basketball coach at MVC. Coach Hayob returned to his alma mater, Missouri Valley College, after teaching and coaching in the public school systems for more than 30 years.
Coach Hayob received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from MVC in 1979, and a Master of Arts in education administration from Lindenwood University in 2004.
Coach Hayob is currently an adjunct mathematics instructor at MVC. He resides in Marshall, Mo.