This week on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a strength coach who is proud of his southern roots. 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.

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