Former Duke basketball champion lands head coaching gig

Duke basketball guards Andre Dawkins and Quinn Cook (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guards Andre Dawkins and Quinn Cook (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

A former Duke basketball champion landed a new head coaching job. 

Perhaps a new eventual Duke basketball assistant coach in emerging as former Blue Devil Andre Dawkins has landed a head coaching job in Oklahoma City.

Mount St. Mary High School announced the promotion of the 2010 National Champion on Saturday morning as Dawkins served as an assistant coach for the boy’s basketball program last season.

The Virginia native averaged 7.1 points per game in his four seasons at Duke while shooting 43.3-percent from the floor and 40.7-percent from 3-point range.

Dawkins spent a very brief time with the Miami Heat after his after his Blue Devil career ended but mostly played in the then NBA D-League and overseas for his professional career which ended in 2018.

Most recently, Andre Dawkins has been a podcast host for The Field of 68 Media Network, Dawkins on Duke, in which the sharpshooter would interview former Duke greats and breakdown the state of the team and program.

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“Accolades aside, Coach Dawkins earned his degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. He has competed at the highest level and played for one or the most respected coaches in college basketball history,” Mount St. Mary Athletic Director Richie Henderson said in a press release.

“His knowledge of the game coupled with the ability to create a winning culture, while developing great young men, immediately set him apart from the other candidates.”

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Shortly after the announcement was made Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer, Andre Dawkins’ teammate on the 2010 National Championship team, tweeted his congratulations to the first year head coach.

In which Dawkins still calls Scheyer his “captain”.

“I am both honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the head boy’s basketball coach a
Mount St. Mary High School,” Dawkins said. “I would like to thank Mr. Henderson and the search committee for what I know will be an incredible experience for myself and the team.”

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“Mount St. Mary has an unwavering commitment to academic and athletic excellence. I could not be more excited to join the Rocket family, as we continue to elevate the power of athletics to pursue championships in sports and in life”

Sounds a little bit like a Mike Krzyzewski quote, right?

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