Hickory High School Football Coaching Staff

Coach Wilson Coach Jupiter Wilson is in his 6th year as the Head Coach of the Hickory Hawks Football Team, where he will serve as the Offensive Line Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Coach Wilson came from Vance High 2007-2011 where he served as the Offensive Coordinator for 2011 State Semifinalist. While there he was also the Head Mens Track Coach where he helped guide them to the 2010 State Championship in track. Coach Wilson graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Coach Wilson was a four-year letterman at guard and was a three year starter(1999-2003). Prior to UNC, Wilson played his high school career at Hickory High School where he was named All District, All Tidewater, All-State, and Honorable Mention USA Today All American after his senior year. Coach Wilson is married to the former Melanie Rogers who is currently a English teacher at Oscar Smith Middle School. Coach Wilson along with his wife and daughter currently reside in the Chesapeake Area.
Coach Decker Coach Robert Decker graduated from Western Branch High School in 1986, played offensive and defensive tackle for four years, winning the Reggie Jordan Most Valuable Athlete in 1985. Attended Catawba College where he was a four year starter at defensive tackle, claiming 1st Team District 26 Defensive Tackle in 1988. Coach Decker graduated with a degree in History and minor in Secondary Education. Started coaching career at Salisbury High School in 1990, coaching defensive line for one year. He returned to Western Branch High School in 1991 as defensive line coach and defensive coordinator through 1999. Moved to Kempsville in 2000 where he served as Defensive line coach and Defensive Coordinator through 2002. Transferred to Hickory High School in 2003, where he served as Defensive line coach, Offensive line coach, and Defensive Coordinator through 2006. Has also free lanced as volunteer coach at Great Bridge High School and Western Branch Middle School. This is his 2nd year as defensive line coach under Coach Jupiter Wilson. Coach Decker has two boys, Kyle and Kody, who reside with him in Western Branch.
Coach Barrett Coach Curtis Barrett is returning to Hickory High School as an assistant football coach after a brief stop at Great Bridge High School and Booker T. Washington High School. He played high school football at H.B. Sugg High School in Farmville, North Carolina. Coach Barrett graduated from Norfolk State University in 1978 with a degree in Technology Education. He presently teaches Construction Technology at Hickory High School and has been at Hickory High School for 13 years. Coach Barrett started coaching at Maury High School (1979-1986), Booker T. Washington High School (1987-2003), and Hickory High School (2004-2007). He then went to Great Bridge High School from 2008-2010 and returned to Booker T. Washington High School from 2012-2014. Coach Barrett has resided in Norfolk, VA with his wife, Matilda for 32 years. He has three children (Danielle, Todd, and Tiesha).
Coach Grant Coach Darryl Grant
Coach Schumacher Coach Joaquin Schumacher
Coach Rainey Coach Will Raney