Randall Dickey enters his fourth season at Auburn and his eighth under head coach Tony Barbee. Dickey has coached in the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-10 Conference and Conference USA.
Dickey was an assistant coach under Barbee for the previous seven years and begins his second year as Director of Basketball Operations. He handles the day-to-day responsibilities in the basketball office as well as coordinating the Tony Barbee Basketball School summer camp, team budget, team travel, team meals and ordering team apparel. He is also very involved with academics and on-campus recruiting.
Dickey spent six successful seasons at UTEP from 2004-10, five seasons at Oklahoma State from 1994-99 while helping lead the Cowboys to the 1995 Final Four and four seasons at Washington State from 1999-2003.
The Miners won the 2010 Conference USA Championship with a 26-7 record overall and a 15-1 league mark as they advanced to the NCAA Tournament before losing to eventual NCAA runner-up Butler. UTEP averaged 20.5 wins during the four-year Barbee era and the Miners record steadily improved each season. UTEP reached postseason play three straight years.
UTEP went 27-8 in 2004-05 and won the WAC Tournament title en route to earning its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. UTEP won 21 games in 2005-06 and went 11-3 in Conference USA while advancing to the NIT.
The Miners played in five postseason tournaments in his six years in El Paso. He coached Stefon Jackson, who is the all-time leading scorer in UTEP and Conference USA history; C-USA Player of the Year Randy Culpepper; All-CUSA second-team selection Derrick Carracter, who was drafted by the two-time defending World Champion Los Angeles Lakers in 2010; Arnett Moultrie, a 2009 C-USA All-Freshman Team selection; and C-USA All-Defensive Team member Julyan Stone.
"Coach Dickey is a veteran assistant who has been in the business for a long time," said Barbee. "He brings a wealth of knowledge having been in the Big 12, the Pac-10 and helping to rebuild the UTEP program into Conference USA Champions and making the NCAA Tournament. He has been a valued member of my staff."
At Washington State in 2000, he helped put together a recruiting class that was rated as high as 28th by Bob Gibbons and a junior college class that was ranked fifth in the nation.
At Oklahoma State, Dickey coached four all-conference players including Bryant Reeves, who led the Cowboys to the 1995 NCAA Tournament Final Four prior to being chosen sixth overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the NBA Draft.
Adrian Peterson, Randy Rutherford and Brooks Thompson also garnered all-conference honors.
The Cowboys compiled a 128-65 record during Dickey's tenure under Eddie Sutton, making four postseason tournament appearances in five years with three of those in the NCAA Tournament in 1995, 1998 and 1999.
Dickey was an administrative assistant and basketball operations director at Oklahoma State for the 1993-94 season.
The Valley Springs, Ark., native started his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Howard College from 1990-91 and Midland College from 1991-93. He began as a head coach at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark., from 1983-84 and was an assistant at Morrilton (Ark.) High from 1984-90.
Dickey earned his bachelor's degree in Education from Ouachita Baptist University in 1983. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Ouachita Baptist from 1979-83, earning honorable mention All-Arkansas and honorable mention NAIA District 17 honors.
An all-state selection in basketball and all-conference in baseball at Valley Springs High School, he is the brother of James Dickey, who is in his second year as head coach of Houston and was head coach at Texas Tech from 1991-2001.
Born July 29, 1960, Dickey is married to the former Ginny Jones of Tulsa, Okla., and they have a daughter, Emily (15) and a son, Jackson (13).
Randall Dickey Quick Sketch
PERSONAL DATA: Born Randall Lee Dickey in Harrison, Ark., on July 29, 1960; married to the former Ginny Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Emily (15) and a son, Jackson (13).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Fourth season at Auburn, two as an assistant coach (2010-12) and second as director of basketball operations (2012-pres.); Assistant coach at UTEP for six seasons (2004-10); Assistant coach at Washington State for four seasons (1999-2003); Assistant coach at Oklahoma State for four years (1995-99); Administrative assistant and Basketball Operations Director at Oklahoma State for one season (1994-95); Assistant coach at Midland College for two seasons (1991-93); Assistant coach at Howard College for one season (1990-91). High School - Head coach at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark. for one season (1983-84); Assistant coach at Morrilton (Ark.) High School for six seasons (1984-90).
EDUCATION: Graduated from Valley Springs (Ark.) High School in 1978. Bachelor's degree in Education from Ouachita Baptist University in 1983.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: High School - Four-year letterman in basketball and baseball (1976-79) at Valley Springs (Ark.) High School. College - Four-year letterman and three-year starter in basketball at Ouachita Baptist (1979-83).