BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University athletic director David Hicks has been selected to the NCAA Softball Rules Committee. The Softball Rules committee is made up of nine members. Four representatives from Division I, two from Division II (one administrator), two from Division III and an additional member that is the secretary-rules editor make up the committee.
The committee is responsible for reviewing comments, ideas, questions and proposals received from coaches, commissioners and athletics administrators. The Softball Rules Committee compiles and approves a list of rules that are submitted to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) which reviews the proposed rules changes. Proposals approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel are incorporated into the NCAA Softball Rulebook.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to continue to serve student athletes within NCAA Division II. The Rules Committee has an important task of constantly evaluating the game to ensure that the rules adapt to the development of the game, promoting competitiveness, fairness, and student athlete safety," Hicks stated.
Prior to arriving at King in June 2011, Hicks spent 13 years at Rhodes College as Assistant Athletic Director, and the last six years as head softball coach. As a coach, Hicks had a winning track record, having become Rhodes' all-time leader in softball wins in 2009 and earning career win number 100 in 2011. Hick's teams averaged 27 wins per year over his last three seasons, making the SCAC championship game in 2009. In his last four seasons alone, 37 players were named to the All-SCAC team, including one SCAC Pitcher of the Year, while coaching nine All-Atlantic Region players. Hick's teams maintained a 3.4 team GPA during his tenure, with 32 players making the SCAC Academic Honor Roll and 19 players earning NFCA Scholar Athlete awards.