Meet Coach Hicks


Hello, my name is Victor "Coach" Hicks" and I am the founder of the Coding with Culture brand. I have six years experience teaching Computer Science and Technology and over 20 years experience teaching and coaching in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois and current residence, Atlanta, Georgia!

I am passionate about closing the digital divide among students of color, more specifically, Black Students. I enjoy using my talents to provide culturally relevant computer science experiences for students in grades K-12 along with professional development and consultation services for K-12 educators.

I am a proud product of two HBCUs: Fisk University and Clark Atlanta University. My experiences at these illustrious institutions inspired me to make it a priority to include the cultural relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in my pedagogy across grade levels and content areas.

Focus Is Essential,

Coach Hicks

Recent Awards

Recent Trainings


Speaking Engagements

  • Ron Clark Academy "Amplify Black Voices" webcast: Featured Guest (2020)

  • Flipgrid "Ask Yaritza" Webinar: Featured Guest (2020)

  • Inclusive STEAM & CS Summit: Presenter (2020)

  • Careacter Strong Podcast: Featured Guest (2020)

  • MN Codes: Computer Science Summit: Presenter (2020)

  • Georgia Tech Consellations Virtual Summit: Co-Presenter with Tynker(2020)

  • Code. Org Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator

Presenting at ISTE Chicago! Surreal!!!

Services Provided

  • Coding with Culture CS Camps (K-8): sign your child up for a HBCU themed computer coding experience! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OUR CAMPS!

  • Culturally Responsive CS in all Classrooms Professional Development: gain some practical strategies on bringing culturally-responsive computational thinking to any classroom!

  • HBCU History and Culture Professional Developments: Learn how to introduce students to Historically Black Colleges and Universitites.

  • Step Choreography and Consultation/History of Step Workshops: Receive championship winning step choreography and consultation to bring your performance to the next level!