Michael Dixon

Job Title:

Associate Director of Security




Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 


Started at O'Dowd:



B.S - Business Management, San Francisco State University 1987 MBA - Sports Management, University of the Southwest

Originally from:

San Francisco

Why I Teach:

Coached football from 1998-2013, Substitute teacher 2012-2013, Campus Security since 2012. Watching young people develop into adults is rewarding. I love it when they come back and tell me of their recent experiences and thank me for memories I have provided in their growth as a person.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Planning and organization....coaching is teaching

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Coaching football is more than a sport, it's teaching life lessons to kids and using football as the vehicle to do so. It teaches teamwork, trust, brotherhood, respect and how to work with others to reach a common goal.

Favorite quotes:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and controversy" --Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Shawshank Redemption Remember the Titans

Recommended reads:

Hobbies or outside interests:

Coaching, watching sports, family time