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Athletic Director

Texas Wesleyan University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ricky Dotson as athletic director. Dotson will lead all matters of athletic administration and work to grow Texas Wesleyan’s tradition of excellence in athletics and student-athlete development.

Ricky Dotson

Athletic Director

Dotson was instrumental in bringing football back to Texas Wesleyan in 2017 and the development of the program in its early stages. He also guided the department through an expansion in 2019 to include men and women's wrestling.

In his first two seasons as Athletic Director, the department has claimed National Championships in men's golf, and table tennis while making national tournament appearances in baseball, men's basketball, cheerleading, cross country, women's golf, track & field, volleyball, and men and women's wrestling.

Dotson served the Texas Wesleyan University men's golf team as an assistant coach beginning in the 2013-14 season. In the fall of 2015, Dotson was promoted to Associate Head Men’s Golf Coach. Then, in the summer of 2016, Dotson headed up the United States Men’s Golf team at the World University Championships in Brive, France, and led Team USA to an 11th place finish.

Dotson came to Texas Wesleyan and served as assistant men's basketball coach for three seasons beginning in 2012.

He brought a wide range of experience in collegiate athletics to Texas Wesleyan, having spent 21 years in a range of positions including coaching, administration, media relations, and faculty.

Dotson was an assistant basketball coach under his father, Dale Dotson, at Lon Morris College. He helped guide the Bearcats to four conference titles, three regional championships, and three NJCAA National Tournament appearances including a 6th place finish in 2007. Averaging over 22 wins per year during his tenure, Dotson was a part of a program that produced over 70 Division I basketball players and six NJCAA All-Americas while graduating over 90% of its players.

Dotson holds a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.