Former Checotah basketball coach Leon Dixon dies at 76

*Coach Leon Dixon was inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches  Hall of Fame on June 8, just 17 days before he died at age 76. Coach Dixon spent 18  years coaching at Checotah High School, the same place he played basketball as a boy.   After playing college ball at Connors State and Northeastern State, he  worked briefly at a post office and then spent two years in the Army. Coach Dixon  started his coaching career in 1964 at Stidham High School in eastern Oklahoma.  Coach Dixon had brief stints at Bixby and Stigler before returning to Checotah  for good in 1972.

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