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Santiago Canyon College Athletics
Todd Dixon
Todd Dixon


Head Coach Todd Dixon has been the head coach at Santiago Canyon College for 7 years. He is the founding head coach for the men's basketball program which was started in 2017-18. This was his 35th year of coaching basketball.

The program has averaged over 22 wins each season and players are earning scholarships to continue their careers at four-year colleges. The program’s overall record is 133-44 in six seasons for a winning percentage of over 75%. In 2019-20, SCC finished as Elite 8 State Champions with a 28-2 overall record. The team won the Orange Empire Conference, and were ranked #1 in Southern California. Coach Dixon was named OEC Coach of the Year. This past season, the Hawks finished 22-7 overall and were ranked #7 in Southern California, ending the season as Southern California Regional Semi-Finalists. Coach Dixon's teams have now finished as Southern California Regional Finalists, Semi-Finalists four times, and Elite 8 State Champions in the CCCAA State Playoffs.

Prior to arriving at Santiago Canyon, Coach Dixon spent 21 years coaching varsity basketball at El Toro High School. His coaching career began at Santa Margarita High School where he was an assistant varsity coach and lower level head coach for five years. The following two seasons, he was the assistant men's basketball coach at Vanguard University, formerly known as Southern California College, under the direction of legendary coach, Bill Reynolds.

As the varsity head coach at El Toro High School, his teams proved to be very successful averaging over 21 wins per season. The varsity basketball team's record during his tenure was 449-158. The varsity team won 10 league championships, including 3 Sea View League championships and 7 South Coast League championships. El Toro was CIF Finalists three times under his direction. In 2013, Coach Dixon was named Orange County Register Coach of the Year. He was a member of the CIF Basketball Advisory Committee and SCIBCA Executive Board during his high school coaching tenure.

As a basketball player growing up in Orange County, Todd graduated from Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach in 1984. Todd continued his playing career at Vanguard University, formerly known as Southern California College, where he was a two-time Academic All-American, as well as an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. He was named to the Golden State Athletic Conference First Team his junior and senior years. Todd graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor's Degree in 1988 from Southern California College. He continued his education by earning his Master's Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University.

The program has a "Class Act" philosophy. Coach Dixon's teams represent the SCC administration, faculty, staff, and community in a positive manner. Coach Dixon and his wife, Katie, along with their son, Jack, and their daughter, Kaitlin, reside in Lake Forest. He is extremely grateful for his wonderful and supportive family.