Eddie Hickey

Eddie Hickey (1902-1980)

Teams coached: Creighton Bluejays, Saint Louis Billikens, Marquette Warriors
Creighton record: 130-72 (.644)
Saint Louis record: 211-89 (.703)
Marquette record: 92-70 (.568)
Overall record: 433-231 (.652)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1941, 1952, 1957, 1959, 1961)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (1957, 1959)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  1  (1948)
  • NIT Appearances:  8  (1942, 1943, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1963)
  • Missouri Valley Regular Season Champion:  7  (1936, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1952, 1955, 1957)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1958-1964 Marquette
1947-1958 Saint Louis
1946-1947 Creighton
1934-1943 Creighton

Eddie Hickey Facts

  • Edgar S. Hickey
  • Born December 20, 1902
  • Died December 5, 1980
  • Hometown: Reynolds, Nerbaska
  • Alma Mater: Creighton University (BA, 1927)
  • Started coaching in 1934 as both the head football coach and head basketball coach at alma mater Creighton
    • Went 2-7 (2-1) in his only season as the Bluejays football coach
    • Won 130 games over 12 seasons (two stints) on the hardwood, going to one NCAA Tournament and two NITs
  • Took over at MVC foe Saint Louis in 1947, leading the Billikens to 5 NITs and 1 NCAA Tournament in 11 seasons at the helm
  • Became the head coach at Marquette in 1958, leading the (then) Warriors to a 23-6 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in his first season
    • Earned numerous Coach of the Year honors as a result, including the NABC and Henry Iba Award
    • Took Marquette to another NCAA Tournament two years later and the NIT in 1963 before retiring after a disappointing 1963-64 season
  • After coaching, Hickey served as the secretary of the American Automobile Association in Terre Haute, IN from 1965-1976
  • Died of a heart attack at age 77 on December 5, 1980 in Mesa, AZ
    • Survived by his second wife, Ethel, and two sons

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