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Alabama State names Dickerson Interim Athletic Director

October 6, 2006

Ron Dickerson Sr., longtime intercollegiate athletics advocate and football coach, has been named interim director of athletics at Alabama State University.

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Ron Dickerson

"Ron's expertise, reputation and integrity made him an easy choice for us as we manage our transition to new leadership in athletics," said ASU President Joe A. Lee. "He has played a major role at some of the most successful programs in America, and we're excited by the opportunity to benefit from his broad experience."

In addition to his role as special assistant to the president, Dickerson has recently served as director of the Joe L. Reed Acadome. His long and distinguished career includes tenures as head coach at ASU and Temple University, as well as a professorship at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.

Dickerson has served on several National Collegiate Athletic Association committees, including the committees on degree completion, initial eligibility, football ethics and football rules. He is a co-founder and former president of the Black Coaches Association, a member of the player selection committee of the East/Wine Shrine Football Game and a member of the National Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dickerson was a member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins football team, the only undefeated team in National Football League history. The author of 101 Defensive Back Drills, Dickerson was inducted into the All American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2003.

Dickerson resides in Montgomery with his wife Jeannie. They have three children, Ron Dickerson, Jr. and Rashawn Dickerson Causey, and three grandchildren.

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