Marian Makes it Official, Hires Lickliter

Sports

June 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marian University has hired Todd Lickliter as its new men’s basketball coach. The former Butler and Iowa coach replaces John Grimes, who retired after winning 566 games in 36 seasons at the NAIA school. Marian made it official during a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Lickliter is a familiar name in Indianapolis. During a six-year tenure at Butler, he led the Bulldogs to two NCAA tournament regional semifinal appearances, the 2006 NIT Season Tip-Off title and broke the school record for wins in a season twice. Following Butler’s second regional appearance in 2007, Lickliter took the job at Iowa but only won 38 games in three seasons and wound up getting fired in March 2010. Now Lickliter will coach just a few miles from Butler’s campus.