Steve Dickerson enters his seventh season as men's basketball head coach after being named to the position on May 9, 2006. Dickerson had served as an assistant coach and associate head coach at PLU the previous three seasons.
Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Dickerson was a high school coach in the Columbus, Ohio, area for 33 years. He was a head basketball coach for 19 years, with more than 200 wins including a "big school" state final appearance, a regional title, two district championships, nine sectional titles, four league championships, and runner-up state, regional and district awards. Dickerson was chosen "Coach of the Year" four times. In 1994, he was elected president of the largest basketball coaches association in the state of Ohio, and in 2003 received the prestigious Sportsmanship and Ethics Award from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He was also a high school assistant coach for 10 years. Those teams produced a district championship, three sectional titles and one league title, and was a district runner-up once. He has also been a high school baseball head coach and a football defensive coordinator. His baseball teams won a district championship, four league titles, three sectional crowns and once finished as the district runner-up.
Dickerson graduated from Washington State University in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. He has done post-graduate work at Ohio State University, Capital University, Xavier University, Ashland University and Drake University. He and his wife, Christine, live in Dupont.
Career Coaching Record
Three wins from 2008-09 season vacated.