Friday, April 07, 2006

AP: Army Women's Basketball Coach Dead at 28

By Michael Hill, The Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. - A month ago, 28-year-old Army coach Maggie Dixon left the Christl Arena court on the shoulders of jubilant cadets after leading the women's basketball team to its first NCAA tournament berth.

On Friday, Dixon was mourned in a chapel across the U.S. Military Academy's campus, a day after she died following a sudden episode of irregular heartbeat.

Dixon died Thursday night at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., academy spokesman Lt. Col. Kent Cassella said.

I didn't know Maggie Dixon, but reading this news reminds me that we never know how much life we'll have, and anything we accomplish in that time is a gift.

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