|Position:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Other Position:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Alma Mater:||James Madison|
Lesley Dickinson has been named director of basketball operationt, Georgia State women’s head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener announced Friday, June 7, 2013.
Dickinson, who was the assistant director of operations for Virginia women’s basketball last year, returns to Georgia State where she served two seasons as the graduate assistant. A former all-conference basketball player at James Madison, Dickinson was the Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior business major in 2007.
“We are delighted to bring Lesley back because she will be a valuable asset in our move to a new conference and in taking care of the behind-the-scenes details that are required to keep a basketball program functioning properly,” Baldwin-Tener said. “She is a quality person who takes pride in her work and takes advantage of her opportunities.”
Dickinson was a prep star at Christ The King High School in her hometown of Queens, N.Y., and played on a team that won the state Catholic Association Class A title.She was No. 14 in her high school graduation class and won gold honors (90+ average on the 100-point grade scale) all four years.
Recruited to James Madison, Dickinson began to shine as the CAA Rookie of the Year and went on to score 1,616 points in four years for the Dukes. For her 120-game career she averaged 13.5 points per game and made 101 3-point basketsl.
She won the CAA's Dean Ehlers Award for leadership, integrity and sportsmanship, along with academics and athletics. She made the CAA All-Academic Team with her 3.4 GPA.
She was JMU's record holder for most free throws made in a career (457) that was recently broken by Dawn Evans. As a junior, Dickinson was All-CAA third team and scored her 1,000th point in her 68th game (against East Carolina). As a sophomore, she was All-CAA second team and ranked No. 37 in the NCAA in free throw percentage. She had a school record 25 consecutive games of scoring in double figures. In earning CAA Rookie of the Year honors, Dickinson started every game as a freshman and had 29 double-figure scoring games and averaged 15.4 points per game.
After graduation, Dickinson received a Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA.She also participated in the Nike "So You Want To Be A Coach Program" as a senior.
She is the daughter of Lester and Marsha Dickinson. Her older brother, Greg, played basketball at Queens College.