Women's basketball coach laid to rest at West Point
An Army women?s basketball coach was laid to rest at West Point Military Academy Friday, an honor traditionally reserved for former cadets and high-ranking officials.
Maggie Dixon, 28, died last week after suffering an arrhythmic episode. An autopsy later revealed she had an enlarged heart. Dixon became part of the military academy family seven months ago when she took over as coach of the Army women's basketball team. The team, which hadn't had a winning season in more than a decade, gained their first NCAA berth with Dixon at the helm.
Cadets who played on Maggie Dixon's championship basketball team stood at attention as soldiers marched their beloved coach's body to its final resting spot. Dixon's gravesite is near two of West Point's most famous athletes, Earl "Red" Blaik and Glenn Davis. Blaik coached Army football teams to three national titles and Davis was awarded the Heisman trophy.
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