Quarterbacks including Matt Barkley (USC), Dayne Crist (Notre Dame), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Jake Heaps (BYU), Blake Bell (Oklahoma), and this years top quarterback recruits Cody Keith (National Prep Player of the Year, East Carolina University Commit), Conner Preston (Southern Methodist University Commit), and Daxx Garman (University of Arizona Commit) have all sought his training.
Under the guidance of Coach Dickinson, youth quarterbacks Augie DeBiase (Jacksonville, Florida) and Grady Sullivan (Southlake Carroll, Texas) received National attention with their superior play during the 2010 season and respective invitation's to play in the Junior Rank Diamond Bowl and the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.
In 2008 and 2009 Coach Dickinson helped current Minnesota Vikings QB Rhett Bomar prepare for the NFL Combine and pre-season camp. Throughout this period he worked with New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel, Tampa Bay Buccaneer first round draft choice QB Josh Freeman, and Tampa Bay Bucs QB Rudy Carpenter.
Coach Dickinson served as the Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at several Division 1 football programs including: Tulsa (’86-’89), Marshall (’90), Northern Illinois (’91-’95), Oklahoma (’83-85,‘96-’98), Tulane (’99-’00), and Central Oklahoma (’03-’06). The complete offensive mastermind, Coach Dickinson’s offenses routinely ranked at the top of the NCAA. Throughout his extensive career he had the opportunity to coach alongside some of the best minds in football. He was on staff with Hall of Fame Coach and Super Bowl Champion Barry Switzer when they won the 1985 National Championship. While at Marshall he Coached with the legendary Jim Donnan, and during his time at Tulsa he coached with College Football Hall of Fame Coach John Cooper.
Early in his career at Oklahoma, Coach Dickinson worked with Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman. From there, he would go on to recruit, coach, and/or mentor several 1st round draft picks including: JP Losman (QB, 2004/Round 1/Pick 32), Patrick Ramsey (QB, 2002/Round 1/Pick 32), Roy Williams (S, 2002/Round 1/Pick 8), and Stockar McDougle (OL, 2000/Round 1/Pick 20). From 1994-1997, four of Coach Dickinson’s running backs would go on to NFL careers: LeShon Johnson, James Allen, De’mond Parker, and Jermaine Fezande.
Coach Dickinson mentored Heisman Candidate LeShon Johnson at Northern Illinois during his Nation Leading rushing performance in 1993. While at Tulsa, he produced NFL Quarterbacks T.J. Rubley and Gus Frerotte, who rank 1st and 2nd on the schools list of All-Time Passers respectively.
In 2000, Joe Dickinson founded Fab50 Recruiting, a highly regarded scouting service for high school athletes. Today, Fab50 recruiting remains a highly respected online scouting service.
Throughout his Coaching Career Coach Dickinson has had the opportunity to work and learn with some of the greatest minds to coach and play the game including: Joe Avezanno, Rex Ryan, Jim Hanifan, Pat McPherson, Joe Jurasek, Terry Shea, Joe Montana, Randy Cross, Jon Embree, John Blake, Bubby Brister, Jeff Weeks, Chris Scelfo, Barry Switzer, Jim Donnan, Bill Bates, and John Cooper.