Ron Dickerson

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After playing for legendary Delaware coaches, coaching with legendary figures and developing players who became legends over the past 45 years, Ron “Captain Dick” Dickerson has become an
icon in his own right. Dickerson played football at Laurel High for DSMHOF inductee George Schollenberger. As a senior, Ron was co-captain and a second-team All State selection. He was a 1963
Blue-Gold All Star Game starter under DSMHOF inductee Bill Billings. Dickerson attended Shepherd College, where he was a four-year football starter, All Conference performer for three years and
co-captain for two. His football coaching career began at Seaford in 1969 as assistant to Ben Sirman. Ron became head coach in 1973 and held that post for 28 years. Ron’s Bluejays won 9 Henlopen
Conference crowns, qualified for the state tournament 11 times, made the final four times and won state championships in Division I in 1981 and Division II in 1983. Dickerson was a Blue-Gold game
head coach twice and served as an assistant four times. Many of Ron’s players earned college scholarships, led by DSMHOF inductee Lovett Purnell. When he retired from Seaford, Dickerson’s 191 wins
ranked fourth in state prep football history and first among downstate coaches. Ron served as Seaford’s head baseball coach for seven years, with 102 wins and 26 losses, four Henlopen titles and two
state championships. DSMHOF inductees Mike Neill and Delino DeShields played for him. In addition, Ron served as Seaford’s athletic director and Henlopen football chairman from 1991-1997and on the
state football tournament committee from 1979-1997.



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