Coach Dix and his talented staff create practice plans that focus on skill development and helping players improve their knowledge of the game of basketball. He stresses academic achievement as key to a bright future. He believes in hard work and being a great teammate in an environment of positive reinforcement and fun. Coach Dix encourages all of the student-athletes that play for him to “strive for excellence…both on and off the court!”
Coach Bob Dix is an experienced basketball coach, having coached at the high school, AAU, and Showcase/Travel (Nike) levels of competition, primarily as a Head Coach but also as an assistant coach. He has also coached youth football and baseball during his volunteer coaching career.
He has coached with the Fairfax Stars since the program was launched in 1996 and began competition in 1997. During his Fairfax Stars coaching career, teams he has coached or helped coach teams that have won three AAU National Championships, with one runner-up, three bronze finishes and ten top 5 national results.
His teams have also won won numerous other tournaments, including a USJN National Championship (2011) and in 2015, his U15/10th Grade Girls Nike EYBL team captured the championship of the prestigious Nike Nationals (10th Grade) Invitational tournament in North Augusta, South Carolina to close the 2015 Summer showcase/travel season.
Many of his players have gone on to play college basketball at a wide range of colleges and universities across the country. In addition, several former players are currently playing in the WNBA and overseas.
Coach Dix along with Coach McCormick have developed an extensive network with college coaches around the country and have earned a well deserved reputation as one of the top showcase/travel basketball programs in America. The Fairfax Stars are proud to be an original member of Nike Grassroots basketball and a founding member of the Nike Girls EYBL program, that now has only 32 teams nationwide.
Bob has also served as a high school girls varsity assistant coach previously with Coach McCormick at Hayfield and at Bishop O’Connell High School.
Coach Dix coached at the EYBL level for many years, including two years as the Head Coach for the U17 Girls Nike EYBL team. During the 2018 season, the U17 Girls Nike EYBL team won the championship of the Nike Girls EYBL Session I in Hampton at the annual Nike Boo Williams Invitational Tournament in April. In 2022, Coach Dix returned to the bench as an assistant with Coach McCormick as their U17 EYBL team earned a 3rd place finish at Nike Nationals in Chicago.
Coach Dix remains committed to a focus on skill development and helping players improve their knowledge of the game of basketball. He stresses academic achievement as key to a bright future. He believes in hard work and being a great teammate in an environment of positive reinforcement and fun. Coach Dix encourages all of the student-athletes that play for him to “strive for excellence … both on and off the court!”
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