ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University Director of Athletics David Sharp announced that Robert Dallimore has been hired as women’s basketball head coach. Dallimore previously served as associate head coach for the Little Rock Trojans since 2009.
“Coach Dallimore brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and coaching experience to our program,” Sharp said. “He has demonstrated the ability to recruit young ladies who want to excel in academics, on the court and in life. His work ethic and tenacious mentality will serve our program well as we compete for GAC championships.”
“I am thrilled to have been chosen to lead the Ouachita women’s basketball program,” Dallimore said. “The commitment to excellence by our administration for all students spiritually, academically and athletically, along with the vision of the president, Dr. Ben Sells, and athletic director, David Sharp, to ‘Ouachita Rising’ is something I feel called to be a part of.”
At the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), Dallimore helped lead the Trojans to six NCAA tournament appearances and three National Invitational Tournament appearances in addition to four Sun Belt Conference (SBC) West Division titles, five SBC tournament titles and four SBC overall regular season titles.
“Coach Dallimore brings a record of achievement and possess a deep commitment to advancing Ouachita’s mission, an important combination for our student-athletes,” said Dr. Ben Sells, Ouachita president.
“I am truly excited about being part of Ouachita and the Arkadelphia community and am looking forward to the opportunity to mentor on a daily basis our basketball family to strive to become women of excellence in all that they do,” Dallimore added.
“Ouachita hired a gem when selecting Robert Dallimore as their next women’s basketball coach,” said Chasse Conque, vice chancellor and director of athletics at UALR. “For a decade, Robert has been a critical piece of Joe Foley’s staff and has helped our program at Little Rock achieve national prominence. He is a winner, a grinder and a good Christian man who will represent Ouachita in a first-class manner. I couldn’t be happier for Robert and Sharon. The Dallimore family will be great assets to Ouachita and the Arkadelphia community.”
“Robert is a tireless worker and grinder who has been instrumental in our program getting to the next level,” said Joe Foley, UALR head women’s basketball coach and Arkansas Hall of Fame Inductee. “He has contributed significantly in all aspects of our program, including but not limited to, player development, film breakdown and the recruiting of many of our top players. More importantly, Robert is a family man of high character who represents our program with excellence both on and off the court.”
Previously, Dallimore served as for four years at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) as associate head coach and assistant coach of women’s basketball and for nine years at Christian Life Academy (CLA) in Baton Rouge, La., as head girls basketball coach as well as assistant and head boys basketball coach. He also served three years in New Orleans as head basketball coach and head and assistant baseball coach at Redeemer-Seton High School (RSHS).
During his 12 years as head basketball coach at CLA and RSHS, Dallimore’s teams’ cumulative record was 331-131, also winning nine district championships, five final four state tournament appearances and two state championships. Additionally, his baseball team won one district championship in his two years as head coach.
Dallimore earned his juris doctorate at Mississippi College and bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Sharon, have one son, Caleb, and one daughter, Jordan.