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William Hicks

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), Hicks attained (*E) Emeritus status from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2011. In 1999, Hicks was named the Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Prior to his time at Syracuse, Hicks spent more than a decade on the strength and conditioning staff at North Carolina State, including 1996-2000 when he served as the Wolfpack’s assistant athletics director for football operations and head strength and conditioning coach. During his tenure, Hicks was part of a coaching staff for 14 bowl games.

Coaching Experience
• 2007-present Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance, Syracuse
• 2000-07 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Syracuse
• 1999-2000 Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations, North Carolina State
• 1994-99 Director of Athletic Improvement, North Carolina State
• 1990-94 Athletic Improvement Coordinator, North Carolina State
• 1986-90 Athletic Improvement Coach, North Carolina State

Coaching Accomplishments
• 1999 ACC Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
• Certified strength and conditioning specialist and professional member of both the AFCA and the NSCA.

Prominent Players Coached
• David Tyree, Syracuse, New York Giants, 2007 Super Bowl champion and 2005 Pro Bowl selection

• Dwight Freeney, Syracuse, 2002 NFL first-round draft choice by Indianapolis; Four-time Pro Bowl selection; Two-time All-Pro; 2002 National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) All-American

• Will Allen, Syracuse, 2001 NFL first-round draft choice by the New York Giants and is now with the Miami Dolphins

• Torry Holt, North Carolina State, NFL first-round draft choice, St. Louis Rams

• Haywood Jeffries, North Carolina State, NFL first-round draft choice, Houston Oilers

• Joe Milinichik, North Carolina State, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers

• Dewayne Washington, North Carolina State, NFL first-round draft pick, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars

Championships and Bowl Games as a Coach
• 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, Syracuse
• 2001 Insight.com Bowl Champions, Syracuse
• 1998 Micron PC Bowl, North Carolina State
• 1995 Peach Bowl, Champions, North Carolina State
• 1994 Hall of Fame Bowl, North Carolina State
• 1992 Gator Bowl, North Carolina State
• 1992 Peach Bowl, North Carolina State
• 1990 All-American Bowl Champions, North Carolina State
• 1989 Copper Bowl, North Carolina State
• 1988 Peach Bowl Champions, North Carolina State
• 1986 Peach Bowl, North Carolina State

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