Palmer Hicks
Palmer Hicks
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach

A recent graduate of the University of Georgia and native of Winder, Georgia, Palmer Whitehead Hicks II will be working with the cross country and track and field teams at Brown University.

A former volunteer assistant coach at the University of Georgia for the men's and women's cross country and track and field teams, he assisted Georgia's program in guiding numerous teams to top NCAA finishes. The University of Georgia men's and women's cross country teams both qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship. The men's team claimed a 19th place finish, the highest finish ever in program history. The women's track and field team earned a 10th place finish at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field National Championship and an 11th place finish at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. The men's track and field team finished in the top 20 at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field National Championship. The University of Georgia's men's and women's track and field teams were both ranked in the top 10 for NCAA Division I by USTFCCCA. The Bulldogs also had the fourth best recruiting class in the nation during 2013 according to Track and Field News.

During his collegiate career, Hicks II began competing in 2008 as top runner for two seasons at NCAA Division III Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He then transferred to NCAA Division I University of Georgia and was a walk on for the men's cross country team. He was also on the USAT University of Georgia triathlon team and competed at the 2011 SEC Triathlon Championship and at the prestigious 2011 and 2012 United States Collegiate Triathlon National Championship, where he finished in the top third in the 2011 sprint division and also raced against numerous professional triathletes in his career. He was also a co-captain for his track and field team in his prep career. He holds a USATF Level I coaching certification, is a U.S. Track and Field Academy certified coach, and holds an ITCA Professional Triathlon coaching certification. He completed his senior capstone on "The Inception of Intercollegiate Athletics in the Post Civil War South at the University of Georgia."