Former Northwestern State men's DOBO comes to Ruston
Her mix of high-level college and professional playing experience and recent collegiate coaching experience provide the Louisiana Tech staff an integral piece of the coaching puzzle.
“She has a unique ability to relate to our student athletes and get the best out of them on the court,” said Brooke Stoehr. “She has competed at the highest levels both collegiately and professionally. Lindsey's work ethic is second to none, and she understands the daily expectations I have for our student athletes. Her loyalty and drive to be successful make her the perfect fit for our vision for the Lady Techsters program.”
During Hicks first year in Ruston, the Lady Techsters exceeded all external expectations, winning 18 games and finishing fourth in the 14-team Conference USA standings (after being picked 12th in the preseason coaches’ poll). Tech advanced to the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament and earned an invitation to the WNIT, the Lady Techsters first postseason appearance since 2011. Tech’s 18 wins were also the most since the 2010-11 season.
Hicks worked with the Stoehrs at Northwestern State in Natchitoches where she helped the Lady Demons earn their third straight postseason appearance.
“The tradition here in women's basketball speaks for itself and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” said Hicks. “I am anxious to get to work and continue the success that has already been established by those before me.”
Prior to her arrival at Northwestern State, Hicks 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 overseas including stops in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland 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.
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