The Real Housewives of Potomac star Juan Dixon is out as the basketball coach of Coppin State University following several months of headlines surrounding a scandal involving one of the team’s assistant coaches.

Dixon told the news to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. He departs the program after coaching there for six seasons.



Brown arrived at Coppin State in 2017 after being the head coach for the women’s basketball team at the University of the District of Columbia for two seasons.

Dixon had a 51-131 record overall at Coppin State. They won the MEAC Championship in 2021.


He is also a lauded University of Maryland basketball player, leading them to a national championship in 2002.

Dixon was in the NBA from 2002-2009, mostly playing for the Washington Wizards.


In November of last year, Dixon, the husband of longtime RHOP cast member Robyn Dixon, was named in a lawsuit and accused of not reporting sexual misconduct between an assistant basketball coach and a player.


Per Baltimore Brew, Coppin State assistant coach, Lucian Brownlee, was accused of catfishing a player named Ibn Willaims online. Allegedly, their online encounters allegedly progressed to graphic texts and photos.


In the lawsuit, Williams accuses Brownlee of blackmailing him into recording sexual encounters.

Upon his refusal to keep doing it, Brownlee allegedly shared the very explicit videos. Dixon is named in the lawsuit for not taking action against Brownlee after he learned of his behavior. The university has also been accused of retaliating against him by taking Williams’ financial aid.


Williams claims the incident started during his freshman year of college in 2018 when a girl who was romantically interested in him contacted him online.

He said he initially believed the images were private and in the context of a budding relationship between the two.  The player claims things took a turn when the person behind the account asked for more sexual content and threaten to release the ones they already had if he didn’t keep the images coming. Scared of what these images surfacing could do to his basketball career, he said that he continued to send them.


During a conversation with Brownlee in 2019, Williams says Brownlee told him that had sent the same person sexual content.

The person blackmailing Williams then requested a video of him and Brownlee engaging in sexual acts. He initially refused but later gave in to the request. In 2020, Williams says he stopped responding to the blackmailer, which led to the explicit content being shared with basketball staff and faculty and on social media.


Williams claims to have met with Dixon to discuss other issues, and the topic of Brownlee came up, but no action was taken.