SAMUEL G. "JERRY" HICKS
Inducted: May 3, 2009 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: March 2, 1936 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Edison Graduated: 1955
High School Honors: 3-year football letterman; Gary City Scoring Champion 1954; Calumet Conference Champions 1954; 3-year basketball letterman and 2-year track letterman.
College Attended: Franklin College Graduated: 1960
Indiana University MS 1966
Coaching Experience: Gary Edison HS varsity football assistant 1960-1965; Hobart Junior HS coach 1966-1972; Hobart HS junior varsity offensive coordinator 1973-1974 and varsity offensive coordinator 1975-1989; Edison track coach 1960-1966; 7th and 8th grade basketball coach 1960-1966; 7th and 8th grade track coach 1966-1972.
Coaching Honors: At Edison - Calumet Conference Champions 1961; at Hobart - 56 Duneland Athletic Conference consecutive wins and most Indiana high school wins 1980-1989; 71 home field consecutive wins 1980-1988; 57 consecutive regular season wins 1980-1986; Sectional Champions 1979-1989; Regional Champions 1979-1985, 1987, 1989; State Finalists 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985; State Champions 1987, 1989.
Special Recognition: Gary Old Timers Athletic Association award for contribution to Hobart athletics 1990; received Key to the City of Hobart for Services Rendered 1999 in recognition of many years in city government.
Family: Wife, Patricia; children, Dawn, Samuel, and Jeffrey.