Former Rialto resident, sports legend gives back to the community

National Football Signing Day was a couple of weeks ago and high school seniors were recruited to play for colleges Nationwide. For most high school athletes they are referred and recommended to colleges by their high school coaches; however, it is also more beneficial when students seek out college recruiters
themselves. This is one of the things that Lawrence Dixon recommends that high school students do.

Dixon is the head coach and founder of the Football Factory, which is now under The Southern California Outlaws Semi Professional Football Organization.

“As a kid I always loved sports, especially football,” Dixon said. “After suffering from an injury I decided to stay involved in sports through coaching.”

Dixon, a long term resident of the Inland Empire, attended Rialto Jr. High, Eisenhower High School and San Bernardino Valley College. During his sophomore year of high school as a defensive running back in football, Dixon received the All-Citrus Belt League’s Honorable Mention. In addition to his football accomplishments,
Dixon also ran the 4 by 100 meter relay team where he set the school record (41.35) and made it to the Southern California State Track Meet the same year.

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