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Army coach is just like her team: tough when it counts

Updated: March 17, 2006, 8:47 AM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

She should've turned down the West Point job. Why take it? As the top assistant at DePaul, Maggie Dixon had everything going for her -- a hot recruiting hand, a winning program, a burgeoning family coaching pedigree. She had been duly warned.

Take the Army job?

Within a week of the start of October practice?

"I can't think of a tougher first job for a young person who's never been a head coach than coming here," Army's top assistant, Dave Magarity, says.

No one ...

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