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Coach will be honored

PULASKI COUNTY — The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has put its stamp of approval on a proposal to name the high school football field after former football coach Joel Hicks.
The board passed the resolution Monday night, and the only change in the approved resolution and the draft resolution was a change in the date the naming will occur.
The naming ceremony had been planned for the first home football game, but it has been rescheduled for Sept. 12.
The resolution acknowledges Hicks for having “brought great distinction to the football and overall athletic program at Pulaski County High School.”
It points out that Hicks won more than 75 percent of the games he coached during his career from 1964-2002, accumulating a record of 301-96-1. The resolution refers to Hicks’ coaching record as “a mark of excellence and a proven mastery of his profession.”
Hicks coached at Pulaski County High School for 24 years, with none of his teams ever having a losing season. The teams won a state championship, six regional championships and 15 district championships, according to the resolution. Hicks coached in 39 playoff games, appeared in three state final matches and was named State Coach of the Year three times.
The resolution also acknowledges that four of Hicks’ players went on to play in the National Football League and that 16 played for major Division I college football teams.
Hicks “helped student athletes build character and better lives through the programs in which he worked,” the resolution continues.

It goes on to say that the supervisors “fully support” honoring Hicks by naming the football field Joel L. Hicks Field.

Coach will be honored

PULASKI COUNTY — The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has put its stamp of approval on a proposal to name the high school football field after former football coach Joel Hicks.
The board passed the resolution Monday night, and the only change in the approved resolution and the draft resolution was a change in the date the naming will occur.
The naming ceremony had been planned for the first home football game, but it has been rescheduled for Sept. 12.
The resolution acknowledges Hicks for having “brought great distinction to the football and overall athletic program at Pulaski County High School.”
It points out that Hicks won more than 75 percent of the games he coached during his career from 1964-2002, accumulating a record of 301-96-1. The resolution refers to Hicks’ coaching record as “a mark of excellence and a proven mastery of his profession.”
Hicks coached at Pulaski County High School for 24 years, with none of his teams ever having a losing season. The teams won a state championship, six regional championships and 15 district championships, according to the resolution. Hicks coached in 39 playoff games, appeared in three state final matches and was named State Coach of the Year three times.
The resolution also acknowledges that four of Hicks’ players went on to play in the National Football League and that 16 played for major Division I college football teams.
Hicks “helped student athletes build character and better lives through the programs in which he worked,” the resolution continues.

It goes on to say that the supervisors “fully support” honoring Hicks by naming the football field Joel L. Hicks Field.