Coach Jarrod Hickman enters his 20th year of coaching and his 17th year as the Florida High Seminoles head coach. Coach Hickman has led the Seminoles to 15 playoff berths in 17 years. In 2007 Coach Hickman led Florida High to its first undefeated regular season in 46 years, its first 12 win season, its second Regional Championship and a slot in the State Semi-finals for only the second time in the school’s long history.
In the 2009 season, Coach Hickman led Florida High to their 3rd straight district title and the State Semi-finals. The Noles have also made appeareances in 6 State Semi-finals (2007,2008, 2013, 2017, and 2018). In the 2019, Jarrod led his team to make the class 3a state champioship. For the first time in Florida High history.He also was head coach of last 2016’s North Florida v.s. South Florida game, Where he lead the team to a come behind victory by successfully completing a two point conversion at the end of the game, putting the North Florida All-Stars up 29-28.
Jarrod is a graduate of Florida High where he played for his dad, Mike Hickman. He was a four-year starter in football, three year starter in basketball, and two time defending state champion pole-vaulter.
He was selected to the All Big Bend, All District and All State Football Teams as a South All Star Football Game. He received a football scholarship with Appalachian State where he played for one year, before transferring to the University of West Georgia. While at West Georgia, he was a third team all-conference player. Jarrod started on a 10-2 conference championship team that advanced to the national playoffs.
Coach Hickman was also the Boys and Girls Track head coach for five seasons, winning State Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2006. His boys’ teams won one District Championship and had several Regional and State qualifiers. The girls’ teams won State Championships in 2003, 2005, and 2006. In the summer of 2004, Coach Hickman had the honor of coaching the wide receivers in his first All Star Football Game, Florida vs. Louisiana.
Coach Hickman is in his 18th year of teaching physical education at Florida High. Jarrod’s wife Angie is a physical education teacher at Killearn Lakes Elementary. They have 2 sons; Brooks, who is 16 years old and Brady, who is 10 years old.