Distinguished Alumni 2004
Margaret Anne Dickert
Anne Dickert earned a bachelor of science degree in physical Education from Winthrop College in 1960. She began her coaching and teaching career at Butler High School in Augusta, Georgia in 1961, moving to North Augusta High School in South Carolina the following year. While at North Augusta High School, she established herself as one of the best coaches in the state. Like many young women during the 1960s, Anne coached everything from basketball to gymnastics. She continued her coaching and teaching career at Columbia High School from 1969-1982. In 1982 she moved to St. Andrews Middle School to teach health and work in administration. She ended her teaching and administrative career at Crayton Middle School in 1992.
Ms. Dickert earned a master of science degree in physical education and recreation in 1962 from Florida State University. She completed an education administration master’s degree in 1983 and a Ph.D. in education administration in 1988 from USC. The Batesburg native has spent a lifetime in service to the discipline of physical education. She has served on the South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and Dance Executive Board for 14 consecutive years and she is a lifetime member of the AAHPERD.
Anne Dickert has advocated for girls and women in sport for more than forty years. She was on the founding committee of the Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (CAWS), served on the Board of Directors of the National Girls and Women in Sport Association, and served on the committee which published rule guides for women. NAGWS acknowledged her dedication and contributions by naming her the first South Carolina Pathfinder for Girls and Women in Sport in 1991. She was also a nationally rated official in volleyball and basketball and served on the Board of Directors of ABO.
Anne Dickert has not slowed down in her retirement. She participates in the Master Gardener Program, serves as an education specialist at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, and edits and publishes a gardening newsletter. And, if you need a quilt – she has completed three and is working on number four! Ms. Dickert has spent a lifetime advocating for physical education and girls and women in sport.