Hicks has spent the last three seasons with the Lady Techsters where she was an integral part of helping the Lady Techsters record back-to-back solid campaigns, recording winning records and postseason appearances in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
After being picked to finish 12th in the 14-team Conference USA in the preseason coaches’ poll in 2016-17, she helped guide the Lady Techsters to 18 wins, a fourth-place finish in the regular season standings and the program’s first national postseason berth since 2011.
The Lady Techsters followed that up with a 19-12 record in 2018-19, a third-place finish in the C-USA regular season and a second straight berth in the WNIT last year. It marked the most wins and the highest league finish since 2011-12.
Prior to her time at Louisiana Tech Hicks worked at Northwestern State where she helped the Lady Demons earn their third straight postseason appearance during her one year with the program.
She also spent two seasons as the video coordinator at Alabama. While with the Crimson Tide, Hicks was responsible for coordinating opponent scouting, film exchange and film breakdown. She also oversaw video and social media projects for the Alabama program.
Prior to joining the Crimson Tide staff, Hicks spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Morehead State. Hicks’ responsibilities at Morehead State included working with the team’s post players, overseeing academics, organizing team travel, scouting opponents, recruiting and developing game plans.
Hicks arrived at Morehead State after a six-season professional playing career that included stops in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.
A member of Purdue’s national runner-up squad in 2001, Hicks spent six years playing professionally before turning her attention to the coaching profession.
In her one season (2005-06) with Denmark’s Vitus Bering, Hicks was named the Most Valuable Player in the Danish League. She was a team captain in each of her three seasons with Marbo Basket in Sweden.
At Purdue, Hicks helped lead the Boilermakers to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2001 national championship game. During Hicks’ playing career, Purdue won three Big Ten championships and reached the Elite Eight (2003) and Sweet 16 (2004).
Hicks served as a team captain her senior year, and her senior class set the Purdue program record for most wins.
A native of Lebanon, Ohio, Hicks was a Parade All-American and part of the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class at Purdue. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual communications design/graphic design from Purdue.
Following her senior season at Lebanon High School, Hicks was the runner-up for Ohio’s Ms. Basketball award. Lebanon High School has retired her No. 45 jersey.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Hokie family,” Hicks said. “Coach Brooks and his staff have done a great job and I look forward to working alongside them to help continue that success in the future both on and off of the court.”