Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Daniel Hicker

ext. 2777

Departments and Positions

Upper and Middle School Athletics: Director of Sports Performance and Wellness, Program Director for Boys Soccer


National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), *D
- Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
-Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
-Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) ALTIS
Foundations United Soccer Coaches, Premier Diploma

NSCA LTAD, Execute Council Member
Maryville University, Adjunct Instructor, Exercise Science
MLS, Performance Alliance Board Member


I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. Most recently, I served as Director of Performance for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. Prior to that, my experiences include Head of Athletic Performance for the San Jose Earthquakes, US Soccer, Performance Coach, San Jose Sharks, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Santa Clara University, Director of Performance, Analysis/Strength and Conditioning Coach/Volunteer Assistant, Coach for Women’s Soccer, Trinity Lutheran College, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Pierce College, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, various Youth Club Programs either Coaching and Performance Staff. 

When I’m not coaching, I enjoy exploring and hanging out with family and friends as much as possible.