National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Celebrates Coach William Hicks to Receive Highest Coaching Distinction

Jan 26, 2012 - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The type of injuries and issues that are being seen in the training of competitive collegiate athletes are not acceptable and are very preventable. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (, the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, is recognizing athletic professionals. These recognitions are intended to increase awareness among coaches and student athletes, hoping its experts can ensure that athletes are maximizing their performance gains through properly developed, scientifically based training programs. Ultimately, this would maintain the health and safety of the student athlete who are lead or supervised by a highly qualified and certified professional.

Coach William Hicks, Assistant Athletics Director at Syracuse University, has earned one of the most prestigious distinctions in strength and conditioning, Registered Strength and Conditioning Coaches (RSCC), and has reached Emeritus (*E) status. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Coach Hicks has a unique perspective on athletic performance and is trained to recognize mechanical or physiological issues in athletes to efficiently prescribe alternative exercises to obtain the desired performance. While keeping up with the most current research and best practices, Coach Hicks is dedicated to ensure the safety of young athletes. “The NSCA Registry recognizes strength and conditioning coaches that have experience beyond certification,” says Sr. NSCA Director, Coach Boyd Epley, “We are very proud to have Coach Hicks join this registry.”

For more information regarding the NSCA RSCC distinction, visit the program page. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, and for more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit

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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify. 

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