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 two seasons with the program. Also, Dixon has produced two All-Americans (Kieanna Wharton and Deidra McCoy), two NAIA Scholar Athletes and saw the program earn the NAIA Scholar Team award in 2016.
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
Gabi Morales - Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Gabi Morales enters her second season as assistant coach for the women's basketball program. In addtion to her work with the varsity team, Morales will also handle head coaching duties for the junior varsity team, along with other duties assigned by Coach Dixon
Morales was a two-year player for the Viking women's basketball program. Following her senior season in 2013-2014, Morales was named to the all-conference first team and was named an NAIA All-American honorable mention selection.
Jaime Lugibihl-Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Jaime Lugibihl enters her first season as graduate assistant coach for the women's basketball team in 2016-17, and will handle recruiting responsibilities along with other duties from Coach Dixon. As a member of the Bowling Green Women’s Basketball program for 3 years, working as a student manager/support staff. During her time with the program, Bowling Green won two Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Champion titles; with a 30-5 record in 2014 and a 24-7 record in 2012. In 2013, we entered the WNIT making it to the Sweet Sixteen and were ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press. Lugibihl graduated from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University with a degree in sports management, with a minor in Marketing in August 2015.
While at Bowling Green Lugibihl managed youth basketball clinics and individual training through Bowling Green Parks and Recreation as a programmer. This past year, Lugibihl had the opportunity to be the head Junior Varsity and assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Bluffton (Ohio) High School, coaching at her alma mater and under her high school coach. Highlights from her season include a hitting 17 three-point field goals in one game, fifth most all-time in the state, and a freshman hitting nine three-point field goals in one game, tied for 14th most all-time in the state in a single game. Lugibihl is her Master’s at University of Central Missouri in kinesiology, sport management.
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.