Todd Lickliter

Todd Lickliter (born April 17, 1955)

Teams coached: Butler Bulldogs, Iowa Hawkeyes, Marian Knights, Evansville Purple Aces
Butler record: 131-61 (.682)
Iowa record: 38-58 (.396)
Marian record^: 49-36 (.576)
Evansville record: 15-53 (.221)
Overall record^: 233-208 (.528)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2003, 2007)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (2003, 2007)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2002, 2006)
  • Horizon League Regular Season Champion:  3  (2002, 2003, 2007)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-2022 Evansville
2018-2019 Evansville (asst)
2012-2015 Marian
2011-2012 Miami (OH) (asst)
2007-2010 Iowa
2001-2007 Butler
1999-2001 Butler (asst)
1997-1999 Eastern Michigan (asst)
1988-1989 Butler (asst)

Todd Lickliter Facts

  • Todd Arlan Lickliter
  • Born April 17, 1955
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Butler University (BS, 1979)
  • A coach’s son, Lickliter played for his father, Arlan, at North Central HS in Indianapolis
  • Played collegiately at UNC Wilmington and Central Florida CC before returning home to finish his career and degree at Butler
  • Started coaching at the high school level in 1979 as the head coach at Park Tudor HS in Indianapolis
    • Also spent four total seasons (two stints) as the head coach at Danville Community HS in nearby Danville, IN
  • First collegiate job was in 1988 as an assistant under his old coach, Joe Sexson
  • Returned to the college ranks for good in 1997, coaching under Milton Barnes at Eastern Michigan for two years and then at Butler for one year each under Barry Collier and Thad Matta
    • Took over as Butler’s head coach in 2001 when Matta left for Xavier, coaching the Bulldogs for six years
    • Won 26+ games three times and went to two NITs and two NCAA Tournaments, both ended in the Sweet Sixteen
  • Hired away from his alma mater in April 2007, signing a 7-year contract to be the new head coach at Iowa
    • Fired after just three seasons in Iowa City following a 38-58 tenure (three losing seasons)
  • After one season with Charlie Coles at Miami (OH), returned to Indianapolis to become head coach at NAIA Marian
  • Resigned in 2015 after three seasons; now working former his former assistant, Brad Stevens, as a regional (Indy) scout for the NBA’s Boston Celtics
  • In April 2018, after three years out of coaching, Lickliter joined Walter McCarty‘s staff at Evansville
    • Announced his retirement from coaching in July 2019, citing a desire to spend more time with his family
  • Came out of retirement in January 2020 to become the head coach at Evansville following McCarty’s dismissal
    • Went 0-13 to finish the 2019-20 season and then went 9-15 and 6-24 in the next two full seasons
    • Lickliter and his staff were let go in May 2022, finishing with an overall record of 15-53 with the Aces
  • Along with his wife, Joez, has three sons, all Marian graduates; youngest (John) coached under his father at the school

Todd Lickliter Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels