Volney Ashford Gym
Timothy Dixon took over as the new head coach of the Viking women’s basketball program in the summer of 2014. He guided the Vikings to a top half finish in the Heart standings his first season and produced an all-American (Kieanna Wharton).
Dixon came to Missouri Valley after spending the 2013-2014 season as an assistant coach on the NCAA Division I Idaho State University women’s basketball staff. There, he served as the recruiting coordinator and guard position coach.
Prior to his time at Idaho State, Dixon spent the 2012-2013 season as head coach of the Lamar (Colo.) Community College women’s basketball team, taking over the head coaching position three weeks prior to the season starting. Dixon led Lamar, a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program, to an 18-12 overall record and was named the NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year runner-up.
Dixon has coached at the collegiate level since 2000 and, prior to his stops at Idaho State and Lamar, was an assistant coach at Pima (Ariz.) Community College, Glendale (Ariz.) Community College, Arizona State University, South Mountain (Ariz.) Community College and Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University. At Grand Canyon, Dixon recruited and coached Samantha Murphy, the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year in 2011.
Dixon has a Master of Education in Special Education degree from Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Amy Briggs enters her second season as assistant coach for the Missouri Valley College women’s basketball team where she will handle all administrative duties and is the head coach of the junior varsity program.
Briggs was standout player for Truman State from 2012-2014 with a scoring average of 13 points. Briggs also played at Johnson County Community College where she was a WBCA All-American her sophomore year.
This is her first collegiate coaching position but she brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and youthful energy to the Viking basketball program.
Gabi Morales enters her first season as assistant coach for the women’s basketball program. In addtion to her work with the varsity team, Morales will also handle head coaching duties for the junior varsity team.
Morales was a two-year player for the Viking women’s basketball program. Following her senior season in 2013-2014, Morales was named to the all-conference first team and was named an NAIA All-American honorable mention selection.
Tom Hayob enters his fifth season as the assistant women’s basketball coach at MVC. Coach Hayob returned to his alma mater, Missouri Valley College, after teaching and coaching in the public school systems for more than 30 years.
Coach Hayob received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from MVC in 1979, and a Master of Arts in education administration from Lindenwood University in 2004.
Coach Hayob is currently an adjunct mathematics instructor at MVC. He resides in Marshall, Mo.