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William Hicks: A STT Exclusive

January 1, 201430 min
Assistant athletics director for athletic performance William Hicks Jr. is responsible for the strength and conditioning program for Syracuse’s 21 intercollegiate athletics teams. He is the primary strength and conditioning coach for the Orange football program. Hicks and his staff develop programs to increase conditioning, strength, speed and agility for all sports teams. He joined the Syracuse staff as strength and conditioning coach in 2000 after working at his alma mater, North Carolina State, for 16 years. He was an assistant on the athletic improvement staff from 1986-90 before being promoted to coordinator of the program in 1994. He was named assistant athletic director for football operations in 1999. Hicks was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1999. He was one of 11 finalists for the national honor. He earned his degree in recreation resources administration from North Carolina State in 1987. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a professional member of the American Football Coaches Association. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too. Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

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