Becky Dickinson Campaign

On behalf of all the young women blessed to compete for the legendary Coach Becky Dickinson, it is our privileged responsibility to take care of her spiritually and financially as she battles cancer. Her career accomplishments—including 20 state championships—are extraordinary, but more than that, she is a trailblazing pioneer who refused to fail or be denied. In the wake of Title IX, she knocked down walls and demanded access and equity, while a legion of young women followed in her shadow and found their own voices and greatness along the way. She set a standard that helped shape the landscape of local athletics.  Her outstanding coaching was the least of her accomplishments: She empowered hundreds of young women to carry on the pioneering tradition of leading, mentoring, building and conquering. We are on time, accountable, uncompromising, conscientious, unrelenting, courageous, and thoughtful role models because we are proudly molded in her likeness. Well done, Coach Dickinson!  We are all familiar with the financial strains of cancer.  Our goal is to raise adequate funds to cover co-pays, medicine and other impending healthcare needs for our beloved coach.  Please honor her enormous contributions to athletics and the empowerment of young people with your generosity and prayers.   

Becky Dickinson coached at McGill-Toolen High School 1970-98, winning 20 State Championship along the way: 14 in volleyball, 3 in girls' basketball, and 3 in boys' tennis.  When she retired, she did so as the winningest volleyball coach in the nation. Her renowned Dirty Dozen volleyball team compiled a 1274-129 record including three undefeated seasons (1978, ‘80, ‘85).  Among her many awards, she was selected the Mobile County Volleyball Coach of the Year 11 times including nine consecutive years (1979-87).  In 1998 she was named the National Volleyball Coach of the Year.  In 1977 she volunteered to start the girls’ basketball program and coached the team two years without a coach’s stipend.  Her very first team went 19-1 and advanced to the state tournament.   The next year the Lady Jackets won the state tournament and again in ‘81 and ‘88.  Coach Dickinson's 1988 team finished 29-0 and was ranked 6th in nation by USA Today, earning her national high school girls’ basketball coaching honors as well as Mobile County and Birmingham News Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.  Her career record in basketball was 397-112, including 11 Area Championships. Her many other awards include Alabama Sports Writers’ Coach of the Year (1980, ‘81 and ‘88).  In 1985 she was inducted into the McGill-Toolen Hall of Fame.  She is also a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and Mobile Sports Hall of Fame.


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Fundraising team: Becky Dickinson (5)

Carla Berry 
Raised $890 from 8 donations
Mobile, AL
Ann Schilling 
Nikki Tucker 
Team member
Raised $775 from 5 donations
Laura Grandquest 
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Raised $415 from 5 donations
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