Adam Hicks has been selected as head coach of the Port Clinton High School wrestling team. Hicks will also join the Port Clinton City School District as a Resource Intervention Specialist.
The assistant wrestling coach and strength and conditioning coach for the New Philadelphia, Ohio school district, Hicks has worked for more than 10 years in the industry and has worked with both male and female athletes ranging from second grade to college seniors.
Hicks has coached athletes in football, basketball, softball, wrestling and track for the Quakers as a strength and conditioning coach. He has also been the Autism Intervention Specialist.
“My family and I are very excited to join the Port Clinton community,” said Hicks. “I would like to thank Superintendent Pat Adkins, Principal Gary Steyer and the Port Clinton School Board for giving me the opportunity to lead the Redskin wrestlers this upcoming season,” said Hicks.
“I am also looking forward to joining the outstanding team of educators at Port Clinton High School and hope to have a great impact on our student body while upholding the high standard of excellence within the district.”
“It was important to us to find a coach that has the skills and mindset to build our wrestling program,” said Adkins. “We are fortunate to have new facilities, including the new wrestling area at the Port Clinton Athletic Boosters Fieldhouse, that help to attract quality coaches.
“The timing is right since we have available teaching positions on our staff. Coach Hicks has a proven record, and is an excellent coach and educator. We can’t wait to welcome him and his family to Port Clinton.”
The new coach has a program philosophy that will be instilled in Port Clinton wrestlers.
“Wrestling is a unique sport, and I have always believed that once someone has participated in wrestling, everything else gets easier in life.” Said Hicks. “Our goal as a staff is to develop champions on the wrestling mat, in the classroom, and in the community.”