March 1, 2024

Women’s basketball coach retires

Dixie Jeffers has announced her retirement after 35 years with Capital University. In that time Jeffers served as both the head coach for the women’s basketball team, and has been serving as interim athletic director. 

In her years as a basketball coach, Jeffers’ teams had great success on the court. Reaching the final four multiple times, winning back-to-back championships 1994-1995. From 1999-2000 no Division III women’s basketball program had a better winning percentage.

Capital made ten NCAA tournament appearances during her tenure, winning the OAC regular season title seven times.

Jeffers was also the first division three coach to win back-to-back Coach of the Year honors in 1994-1995. She finds herself in another exclusive club, being just one of a handful of coaches at any level to hit the 700 win mark in her career. 

She was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2007. 

Taking over behind the bench for the remainder of the basketball season will be assistant coach Camille McPherson, who joined the team this past May. The team currently has a 3-9 record through 12 contests. 

Capital University has announced that a nationwide search will commence to find a new athletic director, but in the meantime, the university has announced that Dr. Steve Bruning will be taking over the position on an interim basis. 

Bruning has served as interim athletic director at Capital twice before.


  • Anthony Dicerbo

    Anthony is a senior Professional Writing and Journalism major. Anthony has been with the Chimes since spring 2021 and has previously been a reporter and social media manager.

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