Julius Hicks begins his first season as the Director of Men's Basketball Operations for the Cardinal men's basketball team. Hicks has an extensive background in basketball as a player and most recently in the realm of coaching.
Prior to coming to The Farm, Hicks served as an assistant coach at West Valley College for two seasons (2004-05 and 2005-06). During that time he helped lead the team to two State Championships appearances, including a Final Eight showing in '05 and the championship game in '06.
As a player, Hicks was a two-year member of the Oregon Ducks (1999-00 and 2000-01) and served as team captain his senior year. He helped the Ducks to an NCAA appearance in 2000. Before transferring to Oregon, Hicks was an All-American and All-State selection at West Valley College.
After graduation, Hicks played professionally oversees from 2001-03. (Switzerland in '01-'02; South Korea in '02-'03 and Austria in '02-'03).
A Bay Area native, he attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco.
Hicks received a B.S. in Sociology from Oregon in June 2001.