Isaac Hicks joined the Liberty Athletics Department in April 2017 when he was named the Director of Sports Nutrition.
In his role, Hicks oversees the Department of Sports Nutrition at Liberty University (LUSN), which seeks to create awareness amongst Liberty's student-athletes on fueling for performance, growth and recovery. The department's mission is carried out through both individual and team education on sport-specific needs and through creating programs and resources in support of its vision "Fueling Champions for Christ. Every athlete. Every meal."
Prior to coming to Liberty, Hicks spent several years working in clinical healthcare where he had the opportunity to work with numerous high school and college athletes in an outpatient setting, helping address their offseason goals. His summers were also spent as camp director of Camp FRESH, an urban youth camp in Wilmington, Del. Camp FRESH (Fresh Resources Everyone Should Have) is a program designed to empower Wilmington youth to become agents of change within their communities, and is focused on improving health and quality of life by expanding access to quality foods. The program taught adolescents to become healthy lifestyle ambassadors promoting nutrition, physical activity as well as other healthy behaviors.
In his ten years as a dietitian, Hicks also spent two years working as the Nutrition Services Director of a small rehabilitation facility in northern Delaware addressing nutritional needs for various disease states addressing nutrient needs for injury and recovery.
Hicks attended Delaware on a full academic scholarship and graduated in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics with a focus in sports nutrition. Hicks also is a former football walk on at the Delaware, playing for the Blue Hens in 2001 and 2002 as a running back.
Hicks holds certifications as a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD), Registered Dietitian (RDN) and is trained as a CDC Diabetes lifestyle coach.
Hicks was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and spent 12 years of his childhood in Germany with his military family. He and his wife, Allie reside in Lynchburg with their two children – Isabella and Isaac, IV.