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Paetow High School Announces New Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach

The Paetow High School Football Team has a new head coach.  Today, David Hicks was formally announced as the new campus athletic coordinator and head football coach for the Paetow Panthers.  Hicks has served as the interim football coach since October 2022 and previously as an assistant football coach at the school.

Hicks has 11 years of experience in public education, in both academics and athletics.  As a former professional football player, Hicks played in several leagues including the National Football League (NFL) as a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker.  It was in 2011 that his passion for football expanded to include student-athletes.  He joined Sharpstown High School in Houston ISD as a teacher, assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator, track and field coach, strength and conditioning coach and head powerlifting coach.  A year after joining the school, the football team won their first and only school district championship.  In 2014, Hicks moved to Westside High School to serve as a co-teacher and behavior support coordinator as well as an assistant football coach.  However, Hicks is no stranger to Katy ISD.  He served at Morton Ranch High School between 2017 and 2021 in multiple academic and athletic roles.  Looking to expand his education and athletic career, he moved north of Dallas, Texas to Allen High School to become a campus house principal and to contribute as an assistant football and track coach.  Hicks returned to Katy ISD in summer 2022 as an assistant football coach to collaborate with Katy ISD’s new 5A UIL state football championship team. 

Hicks holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Kinesiology from Grambling State University.  He also earned a Master of Education in Administration with a Principal Certification from Lamar University and is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on administration and supervision.

David Hicks
Paetow High School Campus Athletic Coordinator
& Head Football Coach