Butler Bulldogs basketball

Butler Bulldogs basketball history

Butler University (Indianapolis, IN)
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Big East Conference

Current head coach: Thad Matta (2000-01, 2022-)

  • Asst: Mike Pegues (2022-)
  • Asst: Kevin Kuwik (2022-)
  • Asst: Maurice Joseph (2022-)
  • DBO: Greg Oden (2022-)
  • Recruiting: Jon Diebler (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  2  (2010, 2011)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  6  (1962, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2017)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  16  (1962, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  24-16
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  9  (1958, 1959, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  5-9
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CBI Overall Record: 2-1

Conference Titles (Indiana Collegiate, Missouri Valley, MAC, Horizon, Atlantic 10, Big East):

Award Winners:




Butler head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Thad Matta 2000-01, 22-Pres 24-8 1 1 0
LaVall Jordan 2017-22 83-74 0 1 0
Chris Holtmann 2014-17 70-31 0 3 0
Brandon Miller 2013-14 14-17 0 0 0
Brad Stevens 2007-13 166-49 4 5 0
Todd Lickliter 2001-07 131-61 3 2 0
Barry Collier 1989-2000 196-132 2 3 0
Joe Sexson 1977-89 143-188 0 0 0
George Theofanis 1970-77 79-105 0 0 0
Tony Hinkle 1926-42, 45-70 558-394 8 1 0
Frank Hedden 1942-43, 44-45 18-15 0 0
Harlan “Pat” Page 1920-26 100-29
F. E. Ellis 1919-20 2-4
Joe Mullane 1918-19 1-9
G. C. Thomas 1912-18 16-28
Bill Diddle 1910-12 10-12
Walter Gipe 1909-10 3-4
John McKay 1907-09 9-6
Art Guedel 1906-07 2-4
Edgar Wingard 1904-06 7-3
Ralph Jones 1903-04 2-2
Walter Kelly 1899-1903 6-8
James Zink 1897-99 2-5

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles came while the Butler program was a member of the Indiana Collegiate Conference, though the program was a Division I Independent for much of its history

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.