St. Edward High School announced Tuesday that Kevin Hickman has been hired as the school's Director of Athletics.
Hickman has an extensive background in athletic administration at two of the nation's premier scholastic programs - Mater Dei High School in California and Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada. Prior to his career as a school administrator, Hickman played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1995-1998.
While serving as Athletic Director at Bishop Gorman from 2001-2007, Hickman built the Las Vegas school into one of the most recognized scholastic programs in the country. In 2007, he became the Assistant Principal of Athletics and Student Services at Mater Dei, where he served for 7 years. During his tenure, Mater Dei was twice named the top athletic program in the nation by U.S.A. Today.
"We are looking forward to Mr. Hickman building on the great success we've enjoyed at St. Ed's," said St. Edward President Jim Kubacki. "What impressed us most was his commitment to servant leadership and the approach he takes to helping every coach, colleague and student with whom he works become the best they can be."
Hickman attended the United States Naval Academy, where he was a member of the football team. Upon being drafted into the NFL in 1995, he left the Naval Academy to pursue his professional football career. He completed his Bachelor's Degree at the University of South Carolina in 2001, and his Masters of Arts in Education at the American InterContinental University in 2007. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Education, Sports Management and Leadership at North Central University in Prescott, Arizona.
"It's an honor to be part of the St. Edward Community, and the long and rich tradition of success they have had," said Hickman. "I look forward to serving the young men of St. Ed's with the Administration, Faculty & Staff, and Coaches as the next Athletic Director. I can't wait to get started."
Mr. Hickman and his wife, Maria, currently reside in Arizona with their five children. He will join the St. Edward Administration in June 2016.