Tom Hickman

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Tom Hickman coached Cape Henlopen High School to Division II track and field championships in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975. He helped begin the track program at the newly-consolidated school in 1970
and was head coach from 1971 through 1975.  Hickman remained involved as an assistant coach, including through another three-season state championship run, 1983-85, during which the Vikings won
every dual meet. Hickman saw many of the athletes that he would later coach at Cape while organizing Saturday morning track meets for young children in the area near the high school. Tom is noted for
awarding medals from the trunk of his car. Hickman excelled in both soccer and track at West Chester State College, before and after his Army service, including at the Battle of the Bulge. Hickman
received two purple hearts, two bronze stars and a silver star. Hickman was voted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2012, Hickman, 90, became just the 5th coach recognized in
the Ring of Honor at Cape Henlopen’s Legends Field. 

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