Ex-Iowa Coach Lickliter a Candidate at Florida Gulf Coast

By mitchsmith

Todd Lickliter could soon find himself back in coaching.

NaplesNew.com is reporting that the former Iowa and Butler head coach has applied for the head coaching job at Florida Gulf Coast. Lickliter hasn’t coached since he was fired from Iowa in March 2010.

“I am confident in my abilities and have a strong desire to coach in a situation where we can create a championship culture and reap the rewards of helping student athletes meet their potential,” said Lickliter, who was 38-57 in three seasons with the Hawkeyes.

Prior to his unsuccessful stint at Iowa, Lickliter was a National Coach of the Year at Butler. He led the Bulldogs to a pair of Sweet 16 appearances in his six years as head coach.

The Florida Gulf Coast position pays only about $150,000, but the Eagles will be eligible for the Atlantic Sun and NCAA Tournament starting next season. The team has been ineligible for postseason play because it was transitioning from Division II to Division I.

Other schools might be calling for Lickliter’s services, as well.

John Templon of ChicagoNow.com lists Lickliter as a candidate for the Loyola (Ill.) opening, and ESPN Chicago’s Scott Powers has Lickliter as a potential candidate for the Loyola, Bradley, and Northern Illinois head coaching vacancies.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter has also been mentioned as a contender for the Bradley job. Jeter is the son of legendary Hawkeye running back Bob Jeter.

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