- Loved opera, enjoyed listening to opera and watching a ball game at the same time on Saturdays
- His son Richard Dixon played on BYU's tennis team in 1957 and 1960
- Lettered in football, basketball, tennis and track
- Represented the region four times at the National Doubles Championships in Boston with brother, Sanky
- BYU men's tennis coach 1928-1964
- 1972 Utah Sports Hall of Fame inductee
- 1975 BYU Hall of Fame inductee
- 1994 Utah Tennis Association Hall of Fame Inductee
- Won the John McAdam Medal for outstanding all-around achievement in athletics as a senior
1975 BYU Hall of Fame
Buck Dixon was born in 1904 in Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1926 and returned to earn his master’s degree in 1939. During his college athletic career he won fifteen varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and tennis. He was named all-conference in football, basketball, and tennis. In 1924 he was awarded the Anderberg medal as the foremost all-around athlete at BYU and was also named Utah’s Outstanding Athlete.
After graduating from BYU, Buck served for two years as Weber High School’s first coach. He returned to BYU in 1928 as an assistant to head football coach Ott Romney. During his forty-five years at BYU his tennis teams won the state championships several times, and he organized the first golf team.
In 1957 Buck was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award for his contribution to amateur athletics in Utah, and in 1972 he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
He and his wife, Helen, have four children.