Hicks-Hughes Named President-Elect of National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association
Date Posted: 03/29/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications
NYSPHSAA Coordinator Diane Hicks-Hughes to Serve as First Female President of National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association
Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced its Girls Swimming and Diving State Coordinator Diane Hicks-Hughes has been appointed President-Elect of the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA). Hicks-Hughes will become the first female President to serve NISCA and will begin her term in March 2019.
Hicks-Hughes has been the NYSPHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Coordinator since 1999 and is currently the head coach at Lansing High School in Section IV. NISCA, which has been in existence since 1934, just recently announced the selection of Hicks-Hughes who becomes just the fourth person from New York State to ever lead NISCA. She joins Bill Cox (Rochester) 1941-42, Ed Leibinger (Tonawanda) 1965-67, and Peter Hugo (Great Neck) 2001-03.
“Diane is a great ambassador to the sport of girls swimming,” said NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas. “She has given her time and knowledge to NYSPHSAA student-athletes for 17 years as state coordinator and many more years as a coach in the sport. I know she will do a great job leading the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Diane is a tremendous person and all of us at NYSPHSAA are thrilled for her and this great opportunity”
Hicks-Hughes will remain NYSPHSAA Coordinator during her two-year presidency for NISCA and will prepare to succeed current President Mark Onstott of Nashville, TN in 2019. She will then be an active Past President for two additional years following her term as President.
About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.