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DCC REMEMBERS AND HONORS MEN’S BASEBALL “MOM”

President Brian Smith wrote, “Glenda Dixon, wife of our beloved Head Men’s Baseball Coach, Denny Dixon, passed away on December 30 due to COVID-19 complications.  Coach Dixon and Glenda were married over 40 years and had 9 children (and many grandchildren).  He is coaching our home opener double-header as I write this.  As he said, ‘my heart is in a thousand pieces.’  Pray for Denny and his family.  Glenda was the ‘matriarch’ of our baseball program and had a huge impact on many of us.  She will be missed.”

Coach Dixon wrote about their relationship with DCC, “I remember clearly the day my wife Glenda put her stamp on my opportunity to come start a new program at DCC. After coaching and scouting since we had been married, I knew she had had enough. So after a couple of meetings and being offered the opportunity, I fully expected her to nix this ‘job.’ To my surprise, out of nowhere, she suddenly stated, ‘I think you should take that job.’ It was shocking. Later she explained to me that the opportunity to be at a Faith-Based College was important to her. I knew it wasn’t just my job because we did everything together since we had been married. She would be involved. It didn’t take long until she fell in love with DCC. She printed and donated shirts. She set up and ran the team concession stand giving far more away than she sold. She set up, organized, and ran our 1st Pitch banquet each year. She printed up our alumni game shirts, and helped with schedules, made reservations, answered emails, and fundraised. On the many, many, weekends we had to take care of the field she would come with me and do the trash and sweep the dugouts while I worked the field. She spent many hours mowing the field and loving it. Just so we could be together, Glenda gave thousands of hours to DCC over the past 12 years. Gone are those days. She has gone to be with our Father in Heaven. I know she will be looking over us spreading her love!”

As President Smith mentioned, Coach Dixon is already back coaching the baseball team. Coach Dixon shrugged, and said in his quiet way, “That’s where Glenda would expect me to be.”