|High School:||Berea HS|
DaRon Dickey is set for his second season as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College in 2018. He will be in charge of the defensive backs in his second year with the Blue Hose.
In 2018, cornerback Dirk Cureton ranked inside the top 25 in FCS with a pair of fumble recoveries. Rod Haygood ranked fourth in the Big South average 1.0 passes defensed per game, while Trent Carrington was sixth with 0.7 per game. Michael Fisher ranked eighth in the league with 6.6 tackles per game.
Dickey returns to PC after spending last season as a defensive quality control coach at nearby Furman University. There he assisted the defensive staff with a number of duties, including practice and game plan preparation and breakdown of video.
Dickey, a product of Berea High School, played in 42 games at PC from 2012-15 after redshirting in 2011. He played three seasons under Spangler, who returned as defensive coordinator in 2013.He recorded 190 tackles in his career, including 13.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks, to go with four interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumbles recoveries and a blocked kick.
Statistically, his best year came as a junior in 2014, recording 64 tackles, including 5.0 tackles for loss, with two interceptions and four pass breakups. Dickey was named the team’s defensive MVP in 2015, after totaling 58 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, with an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The native of Greenville, S.C. graduated from PC in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in history.