|Title:||Strength and Conditioning Coach / Director of Performance Analysis and Camp Operations|
|Year:||Third Season at SCU|
Daniel Hicker completed his second season on the Santa Clara women’s soccer coaching staff in 2013. He joined the Broncos in January of 2012.
Appointed Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2014 season, Hicker will oversee the programs preparations and advancements of physical development objectives. He continues as Director of Performance Analysis and Camp Operations.
Prior to arriving at the mission campus, Hicker served as the first ever head coach for the women’s soccer program at Trinity Lutheran College, Washington, from 2010-2012. The program soon became a recognized identity with players earning national honors and the team qualifying for the NCCAA Division I Regional Championships. During his tenure at Trinity Lutheran College, Hicker also served as an Instructor of Exercise Science.
Hicker began his collegiate coaching career in 2002 as an
assistant coach for the men’s soccer program at Pierce
College, Washington. After continuing advanced educational
and playing pursuits he returned as head coach in 2005 successfully
advancing the program to the quarterfinals of the NWAACC
Championships for the first time since 1992. Over his tenure,
Hicker lead the program to an impressive list of achievements
including 3 consecutive post season appearances, a first ever
league MVP selection, 3 all-star team selections, 5 all-academic
team selections, and the highest-ever recorded cumulative team GPA
in program history.
After attaining his Bachelors of Exercise Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2006, Hicker completed his Masters of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010 followed by a postgraduate in Sport Psychology in 2013. He has earned advanced credentials in Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Hicker holds a Premier Diploma and is an associate staff coach for the NSCAA. He currently coaches for the De Anza Force Soccer Club and the Olympic Development Program as a region IV staff coach and head coach for Cal North.
Hicker currently resides in San Jose.