Seaford's Ron Dickerson

Former Seaford football and baseball coach Ron Dickerson

Ron Dickerson, who led Seaford to Delaware state football championships in both divisions, died Saturday.

Dickerson coached football at Seaford for 32 years, joining the program in 1969, before taking over as head coach in 1973.

Over the next 28 years, Dickerson's teams claimed nine Henlopen Championships, made 11 Delaware state tournaments, won the 1981 Division 1 state championship, and then the 1983 Division 2 crown.

When he retired, Dickerson was 4th among Delaware high school football coaches with 191 career victories.

In addition, Dickerson also coached baseball for seven years, going 102-26, and coaching future Major Leaguers Delino DeShields and Mike Neill.

Dickerson, known as "Captain Dick", graduated from Laurel, where he was a second-team, all-state selection. He went on to be a two-time all-conference football player at Shepherd College.

The announcement was made by Seaford High School, where their football field is named in his honor, on their website.

A cause of death was not announced.