Hunter, Hickson Named Assistant Coaches
Catholic University two-time All-American Mike Hunter of Washington, D.C., has been named wide receivers coach and Dan Hickson of Silver Spring, Md., has been named offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.
Hunter, a second-team All-American wide receiver in 1998, was last year selected first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference and third-team All-American. He led the 1999 club in receiving with 73 catches for 1,014 yards and eight touchdowns. His 7.3 receptions per game average tied for 18th nationally. He ranks second on the Cardinals' all-time receiving yards list (2,726), second in career TD receptions (22) and third in career receptions (186).
Hunter was chosen as the winner of the first Anthony J. Bottoni Award as CUA's outstanding senior football player. He graduated in December with a degree in education studies. He had tryouts with the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions, and will soon be attending a tryout for the XFL.
The 6-0, 180-pound Hunter helped lead the Cardinals to the 1999 ODAC championship and their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Hickson joins the Cardinal staff after coaching for the past nine years at Good Counsel High in Wheaton, Md. He was varsity offensive line coach from 1994-99, and has served as an assistant athletic director since 1997.
In 1996 and 1997 the Falcons, under Coach Tom Kolar, won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Division II championship. One of Hickson's former players from those two teams, Zach Hilton, is now a tight end at North Carolina.