Coach Mike Lichten completes his fifth season as the head coach at Becker College having achieved the best record in the program’s history overall (7-3) and 5-2 in the Conference. Lichten too was named ECFC and All Worcester Coach of the Year. The Hawks won all of their home games before record crowds creating a winning tradition at the college. Lichten’s philosophy has always been to teach his players to be winners both on the field and off the field.
Coach Lichten believes that a successful athletic program is one that brings pride to the community. Through accountability, leadership and community service, Lichten has built the Becker football into a program that leaves a positive lasting impression. Those who are lucky enough to play for Becker gain valuable skills on the field, in the classroom, and as student leaders. At Becker College, we believe in the transformational power of a college education and recognize the sacrifices that players and families make. Coach Lichten’s coaching philosophy is to guide young men to become mature prepared members of a global society and to teach student athletes the importance of teamwork, sacrifice, determination and how to overcome adversity in every aspect of their lives.
Last Play - Never Quit
Set school all time record for wins in a season (7)
67th in the nation in scoring offense
66th in the nation in total offense
74th in the nation for scoring defense
67th in the nation in total defense
12 All Conference Selections
Prior to joining the Becker staff, Lichten spent two years on the FCS Northeastern University staff, under head coach Rocky Hager. While at NU, Lichten coached the defensive backs (2008) and the wide receivers (2009). Each year NU players were recognized with post-season awards under Coach Lichten’s tutelage. Nate Thellen (DB) was recognized as a 2nd team all CAA player; as was Greg Abelli(WR). Lichten also coached Jordan Batts (WR) who set the NU record for receptions in a game (14) as a true freshman. During his time at NU, Lichten also served as the assistant video coordinator, where he learned to diligently break down film to help prepare for the upcoming opponents.
While a student at the University of New Hampshire, Lichten worked as an intern for the football team, under Head Coach Sean McDonnell. It was at UNH that Lichten learned the ropes of college football coaching and ultimately the path he wanted to take. Lichten graduated in 2008 from University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Lichten is originally from Newton, MA.
- 2013-2015: Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator- Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
- 2012: Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator- Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
- 2011: Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator- Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
- 2010: Defensive Coordinator- Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
- 2009: Wide Receivers Coach- Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
- 2008: Secondary Coach- Northeastern University- Boston, Mass.
- 2007: Assistant to Outside Linebackers Coach- University of New Hampshire