Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2016

BASKETBALL: Cherokee announces new boys coach


Cherokee High School officials announced on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 13 that Sonita Warren-Dixon has been selected as the new 2016-17 Cherokee Braves basketball coach.

“We are thrilled to have Coach Vette join our coaching staff here at Cherokee High School,” said CHS Principal Debora Foerst.  “She brings with her a wealth of experience and success that will only serve to enhance our basketball program and our community.”

Coach Warren-Dixon comes to Cherokee High School after serving Asheville High School as their Head Boys Basketball Coach since 2011.  She was a three-time state championship coach for the Lady Cougars (2003, 2004, and 2005) and a four-time “Coach of the Year” in western North Carolina.

Coach Warren-Dixon is a 1984 graduate of Tuscola High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Western Carolina University where she received her bachelor’s of art degree and bachelor’s of art degree in education in 1989 and her master’s of arts degree in education in 1996.

(Editor’s Note: Once Warren-Dixon is officially on board at the school, the One Feather will provide a more in-depth interview with her.)

– Cherokee Central Schools