Bill Hicks (born May 16, 1940) is a former American football coach and player who was the 15th head football coach for the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets located in Brownwood, Texas, a position he held for three seasons, from 1982 until 1984. His career coaching record at Howard Payne was 6–23–1. As a player, Hicks was an all-conference center at Baylor in 1961, and was named to the Baylor All-Decade team of the 1960s. He returned to the school to coach, and spent over a decade there as a defensive assistant. He was elected to the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. After leaving Howard Payne in 1984, he spent four years on the defensive staff at the University of Texas at Austin. He spent the last years of his career coaching at the high school level in Texas, retiring in 2013.
|Born||May 16, 1940|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1969–1981||Baylor (defensive assistant)|
|1985–1988||Texas (defensive assistant)|
|Head coaching record|