Monday, December 03, 2007

Ron Dickerson

Ron Dickerson, Jr., is in his third season at ULM. He joined the Warhawks staff in January 2005. In 2007, Dickerson moves to the defensive side of the ball after two seasons coaching the ULM running backs, including 2006 all-Sun Belt first-teamer Calvin Dawson. Dawson became the Warhawks first 1,000-yard rusher since Bryant Jacobs in 2002.
Dickerson will coach the defensive secondary, and also added the responsibility of assistant head coach. He continues to serve as the staff's NFL liaison. Dickerson attended the 2007 NCAA Expert Coaching Academy, May 31-June 3, in Miami, Fla.
Prior to joining the ULM staff, Dickerson spent three seasons at Southwest Missouri State, now Missouri State, where he coached running backs and special teams, in addition to serving as the team's NFL liaison.

Dickerson held positions with professional teams prior to his time at MSU. He worked in 2001 as an offensive and special teams intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in 2000 as running backs and special teams coach with the XFL Las Vegas Outlaws.
Collegiately, Dickerson was run-game coordinator from 1997-2000 at Alabama State, spent one season as wide receivers coach for one year at Temple, and served as director of football operations in both assignments.

Dickerson played professionally from 1993-96 for the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL, and the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe.
He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas and was a four-year gridder (1989-92) for the Razorbacks at running back and wide receiver, playing on two Arkansas bowl teams. Dickerson was recruited to Arkansas by current Cleveland Browns defensive assistant and former ULM defensive coordinator Bob Trott.

Dickerson and his wife, Kendreah, have two daughters, Kristen (12) and Ashten (2). Kendreah teaches at George Welch Elementary in West Monroe.

The Dickerson File
Recruiting Area: Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
Birthdate: August 13, 1971
Hometown: Boleyi, Okla.
High School: State College High School, 1989
College: University of Arkansas, 1996 - B.S. - Public Administration and Recreation
Playing Experience: Arkansas (RB/WR - 1989-92); Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94); Philadelphia Eagles (1995); Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe - 1996)

Coaching Experience: Alabama State Assistant Coach (1997-2000); Temple Assistant Coach (2000); Las Vegas Outlaws Assistant Coach (XFL, 2000); Tampa Bay Buccaneers Intern (Offense and Special Teams, 2001); Missouri State (formerly Southwest Missouri State) Assistant Coach (2002-04); ULM Assistant Coach (2005-present; Running Backs - 2005-06; Assistant Head Coach - 2007-present; Defensive Backs - 2007-present)

Personal: Married to the former Kendreah Spears of Mobile, Ala. Parents of two daughters, Kristen (12) and Ashten (2). Father, Ron Dickerson, Sr., is currently the Athletic Director at Alabama State.