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Randall Dickey
 Randall Dickey

Position:
Assistant Coach

UTEP has made four postseason tournament appearances in five seasons since Randall Dickey joined the staff for the 2004-05 campaign. The Miners have averaged nearly 21 wins per year during that span. UTEP participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2005, the NIT in 2006 and the CBI in 2008 and 2009.

The Miners were 27-8 in 2004-05, claiming the WAC Tournament title and earning their second straight trip to "The Big Dance." UTEP posted 21 victories in 2005-06 despite having its top six scorers healthy for a total of 10 games. The Miners went 11-3 in their first year in Conference USA, and landed an NIT berth.

UTEP was one of 16 schools invited to the inaugural CBI in 2008. The Miners returned to the tournament in 2009 with a spirited march to the championship series led by Stefon Jackson, the all-time leading scorer in UTEP and Conference USA history.

Dickey also coached in the Big 12 and Pac-10 conferences before coming to El Paso. In 1995, he played a hand in Oklahoma State's drive to the Final Four.

Dickey was an assistant coach at Washington State for four seasons (1999-2003). His duties with the Cougars included on the floor coaching, scouting and game plan implementation. He helped Washington State put together a recruiting class which was rated as high as 28th in the nation by analyst Bob Gibbons in 2000. The Cougars' 2000 junior college class was ranked fifth in the country.

He also served as an assistant to Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma State for five years (1994-99). The Cowboys reached the 1995 Final Four led by Bryant Reeves, who was chosen sixth by Vancouver in the NBA Draft.

Dickey coached four All-Conference players during his stint at Oklahoma State -- Reaves, Adrian Peterson, Randy Rutherford and Brooks Thompson. The Cowboys compiled a 128-65 record during Dickey's tenure, making four postseason tournament appearances in five seasons (NCAA 1995, 1998 and 1999, NIT 1997).

Dickey was an administrative assistant and basketball operations director at Oklahoma State during the 1993-94 campaign.

He started his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Howard College (1990-91) and Midland College (1991-93). He helped Howard College to a 32-2 record and number one national ranking, and Midland College was 43-17 during his time on the bench.

A native of Valley Springs, Ark., Dickey previously was the head coach at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark. (1983-84), and an assistant coach at Morrilton High School in Morrilton, Ark. (1984-90).

He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Ouachita Baptist University in 1983. He was a three-year starter at Ouachita Baptist, earning honorable mention All-Arkansas and honorable mention NAIA District 17 honors.

Dickey played his prep basketball at Valley Springs High School. He was an All-State choice in basketball and an All-Conference selection in baseball.

He is the brother of James Dickey, who was the head coach at Texas Tech from 1991-2001. Randall Dickey and his wife, Virginia, have a daughter, Emily (11) and a son, Jackson (9).

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