Dawn Wilcox is originally from Galion, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Ohio State University and her Master's Degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. In 2008, she moved to South Carolina to teach middle school math. She spent a year as the assistant coach at Kelly Mill Middle School eventually moving to Muller Road Middle School where she led the Mustangs to multiple district titles. Wilcox now teaches at Blythewood Middle School.
Wilcox has coached top players including: Aspen Thompson (Liberty University, ASUN All-Academic Team honoree ), Gabrielle Waden (Mississippi State, All-SEC, 2021 NCAA D1 All American Honorable Mention), as well as Nyah Leveretta (Kentucky State, 6'3" Basketball Forward).