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Coaches Bio

 

 

 

Head Coach Denny Dixon

Coach Dixon is a veteran college baseball coach with 22 years experience. His college experience began in 1987 as the Assist Coach at the University of North Texas, and in 1990 he became the Head Coach at Brookhaven College where he served as Head Coach until 2004.  Coach Dixon is also a veteran of select summer baseball, his Dallas Image Baseball Team were they won the 1989 Palomino World Series Championship. In 2001 Coach Dixon and his family created Triple Creek Complex and Triple Crown Academy. TCC hosted tournaments while TCA trained and developed young players.  Coach Dixon has also worked as a professional scout for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Coach Dixon and his wife Glenda have nine children and six grandchildren with one on the way and reside in Princeton, Texas. Coach Dixon’s goal is to develop a quality student athlete and a winning baseball program that Dallas Christian College can look to with pride. He has a great “LOVE OF THE GAME“.

Coach Dixon’s Scripture

John 3:16

 

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Asst. Coach Dustin Tarpley

A 4-year varsity athlete at Dallas Christian College, 1st team all-conference outfielder (2013), faith in action award (2010, 2013), male athlete of the year (2013). Interdisciplinary Studies Major from Dallas Christian College, May 2013. Hebron High School summer league Head Varsity Coach (2009-2011). Co-head coach of the Texas Travelers 16U select baseball team (2010). Player-Coach of the Image Collegiate baseball team (2012). Assistant Coach of the McKinney Mavericks 18U baseball team (2012). Assistant Coach of the Image Collegiate baseball team (2013). 

Coach Tarpley’s  Scripture

Joshua 1:9

 

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Asst. Coach Melvin Harper

Coach Harper is no stranger when it comes to the baseball diamond.  He uses his collegiate experience to motivate and drive players to be the best that they can be. Coach Harper began his coaching experience over 15 years ago, with his first job being at The Colony High School.  After The Colony High School, Coach Harper took a head job at Carrollton Christian Academy, where he expanded the baseball program.  Coach Harper still holds the title of having the most wins in baseball in the school history. While he was at Carrollton Christian Academy, Coach Harper also received district and state awards. He was voted district coach of the year twice and was runner up for TAPPS state coach of the year. After leaving Carrollton Christian Academy, Coach Harper took the Athletic Director’s position at Lakeland Christian Academy where he established all of the school’s athletic programs. In addition to coaching in the high school ranks, Coach Harper started a select program that grew from one to eighteen teams in a three year period. He was voted USSSA coach of the year twice by the USSSA coaching poles. Coach Harper and his wife Sonya have two children and reside in Denton, Texas.  Coach Harper feels blessed to be able to play a positive role in student athlete’s lives.

Coach Harper’s Scripture

Philippians 4:13