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Post-Season History points and 11 rebounds for the home team. N.C. State 84, Titans 77 In the NIT quarter-finals, the Titans were assigned to Raleigh, where they would duel Norm Sloan’s North Carolina State Wolfpack. What they found was an aggressive N.C. State manto-man defense that held center Terry Tyler to 19 points — only four in the decisive second half — and five rebounds. The game was close the entire first half, with neither team gaining more than a four-point advantage, until the Wolfpack ran off the final eight points to take a 44-38 lead into the locker room. The lead grew as high as 11 points after halftime, and the Titans could never come back. Coach “Smokey” Gaines’ team was outrebounded 64-33 and, as he pointed out later, if his Titans couldn’t rebound, they couldn’t enjoy their trademark “Run, Press and Shoot” style, either. John Long scored 17 points to lead Detroit.

Terry Tyler grabs a rebound against Michigan in the 1977 NCAA Tournament. Michigan 86, Titans 81 The Titans’ second-round game in the 1977 Mideast Regional was played in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. A minute-and-a-half into the game, Terry Tyler tipped in a missed shot to give his team a 6-2 advantage. Michigan quickly took control, however, and established as much as an 11-point lead before going into halftime up by 48-44. The Titans battled back to tie the game at 68-all in the second half but U-M, led by forward John Robinson’s 25 points, held on for the victory. John Long had 25 points of his own for the Detroiters, while Tyler contributed 17 more. 1978 NIT Titans 94, Virginia Commonwealth 86 First-round NIT action came to Detroit’s Calihan Hall in 1978, and the 25-3 Titans didn’t let their hometown fans down, topping Virginia Commonwealth in a game that was never close. A capacity crowd saw Terry Tyler score 19 points and Terry Duerod chip in 18 more before fouling out. John Long added 16

1979 NCAA Lamar 95, Titans 87 In 1979, U-D entered NCAA play with visions of a secondround showdown against rivals Magic Johnson and Michigan State. Only one thing prevented that vision from becoming reality: Lamar. The Cardinals built a 47-41 first-half lead at the Murphy Athletic Center in Murfreesboro, TN, and never looked back. Just like that, the Titans’ season and their dreams had ended. Terry Duerod scored 22 points and center Earl Cureton grabbed 11 rebounds for the Titans, but their work paled next to Lamar center Clarence Kea, who had 33 points and 19 rebounds by himself. Detroit had amassed a 47-10 record in two seasons, but Lamar was still the team which would advance to play eventual national champion Michigan State. 1998 NCAA Titans 66, St. John’s 64 A 19-year wait for a post-season invitation was rewarded with an at-large bid to play in the NCAA Tournament. Detroit — one of three MCC teams selected to play in the 1998 “Big Dance” — was seeded 10th in the Midwest and traveled to Chicago to face No. 7 St. John’s at the United Center. Thanks to a 10-point run, coach Perry Watson’s Titans assumed command early at 10-3, but still trailed at halftime, 34-32. After three lead changes and four ties following intermission, Detroit took the advantage for good with 13:40 to play and went on to a pulsating, 66-64 victory over the Red Storm of the Big East. Led by Tyrone Grant’s 14 points, St. John’s had five players in double figures. The Titans, on the other hand, had just one player scoring in twin digits — but what a performance he turned in. Senior guard Derrick Hayes was selected Player of the Game after recording a seasonhigh 27 points, connecting on 10-for-14 from the field along the way. Detroit’s reward for the victory was a showdown with second-seeded Purdue.

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Post-Season History 1999 NCAA Titans 56, UCLA 53 The Detroit players set a pre-season goal of returning to the NCAA Tournament for themselves, and this time didn’t have to wait until “Selection Sunday” to find out if they’d receive an invitation. In 1999, they’d return to the tournament armed with an automatic bid as MCC Champions. They’d travel to a familiar city — Indianapolis, where they play Butler each season — but to a first-time venue, the RCA Dome. Seeded 12th in the South Region, they found themselves paired against still another storied opponent, 10-time national champion UCLA. The Titans led by six early, and were close at halftime, although the Bruins led, 32-30. UCLA extended its lead to six points with six minutes left, but the Titans were not to be denied. They grabbed the lead for good with 1:19 to play when guard Rashad Phillips made two free throws, and went on to a 56-53 first-round victory by holding the Bruins to their lowest offensive output of the season. Guard Jermaine Jackson led Detroit with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Phillips was close behind with 16 markers. All-American guard Baron Davis paced the UCLA attack with 16 points. Ohio State 75, Titans 44 Visions of the “Sweet 16” danced in the Titans’ heads heading into a second-round meeting with Big Ten runner-up Ohio State, the South’s fourth seed. However, Detroit’s offense couldn’t get untracked early as it fell behind 12-0 after missing their first 13 attempts from the field. Detroit finally got on the scoreboard when Rashad Phillips nailed a jumper with 10:12 to play in the first half, and UDM still clung to hope when it trailed by only 25-12 at intermission. The powerful Buckeyes steadily pulled away after halftime, though, and went on to a convincing 75-44 victory. All-Big Ten stalwarts Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn paced OSU with 15 points apiece, while Detroit’s Jermaine Jackson led all scorers with 18.

Bacari Alexander and Jermaine Jackson share a moment in the 1998 NCAA Tournament as Detroit upended St. John’s. Purdue 80, Titans 65 The Titans had already beaten one Big Ten team (Michigan State) in 1997-98 and would confront Purdue brimming with confidence. However, the clutch shots which fell for Detroit two days earlier against St. John’s were fewer and farther between against the Boilermakers. In fact, after forging a 5-3 lead, Detroit had to play comeback basketball the rest of the way as the Titans made just three of their first 21 shots from the floor. Purdue led 33-22 at halftime and pushed its lead as high as 22 points at 5937. Detroit would outscore Purdue 13-4 over the next 2:25, but could draw no closer than 13 points the rest of the way. In the end, Purdue prevailed, 80-65, behind Chad Austin’s 20 points. Desmond Ferguson came off the bench to fire in five three-point baskets and led the Titans with 19 points.


2001 NIT Titans 68, Bradley 49 The Titans made the most of their first NIT game in 23 years, traveling to Bradley and putting a hurt on their one-time Missouri Valley Conference rivals. UDM started slowly, making just one of its first seven shots, but it was off to the races after that. Detroit went on a 14-4 run to establish a permanent lead en route to a 19-point victory. It was Bradley’s first loss in 13 home games. Rashad Phillips led the way for the Titans with 17 points and two teammates, Greg Grays (13) and Willie Green (10), joined him in double figures. Detroit’s defense limited the Braves – who were playing minus their top scorer, injured guard Jerome Robinson – to just 40% accuracy from the field.

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Post-Season History Titans 59, Dayton 42 Detroit used critical runs of 12-2 and 9-0 in the first half, and went on to a 17-point win at Dayton in the first meeting of the old Midwestern rivals in six years. Defense was a key for the visiting Titans, as they held the Flyers to just 32% accuracy from the field. Guard Rashad Phillips was the offensive hero for the Titans as he nailed five three-point baskets along the way to a game-high 23 points. He was the only UDM player in double figures but the Titans did show balance in supporting him as Willie Green scored nine points, and Greg Grays and Terrell Riggs added seven apiece. Guard Tony Stanley led Dayton with 17. The victory was the Titans’ 25th of the season, matching the school record. Alabama 74, Titans 63 The Titans got to Broadway the hard way, winning on the road three straight times and becoming just the sixth NIT semi-finalist to do so (since campus game were inaugurated back in the late Seventies). Before a Madison Square Garden crowd that included Dave DeBusschere – who played in the hallowed basketball arena both as a Titan as well as an NBA star – Detroit got off to a roaring start. It built a 24-10 lead midway through the first half, and still rested on top by four points at intermission. Alabama’s size advantage proved vital in the final stanza, though. The Crimson Tide slipped ahead early, then used a 10-0 run late in the game to finish off the smaller Titans. Detroit’s Rashad Phillips connected on seven of his 14 three-point attempts to lead all scorers with 25 points. Erwin Dudley a 6-8 forward, paced Alabama with 20 points and 16 rebounds, while 6-8 guard Rod Grizzard added 18 points for the winners. Memphis 86, Titans 71 The longest campaign in Titan history – 37 games, including a school record five alone in the post-season – Jermaine Jackson helped make it two straight years for would come to an end in the NIT third-place game. Unlike the Titans with a NCAA Tournament victory as the Titans two nights earlier, when the Titans got out of the gates quickly, they had to play catch-up against the tall Tigers of stunned UCLA in 1999. Memphis after falling behind 9-0. Detroit actually climbed Titans 67, Connecticut 61 back into a tie on one occasion – at 38-all right before Detroit caught the Huskies of the Big East napping early, halftime – but could never establish a lead. A 10-0 Memphis run then held on for a 67-61 win in front of 8,889 raucous UConn finally did the Titans in as they fell by 86-71. Forward Kelly Wise fans. The Titans applied a killer punch in the first half, when sparked the Tigers with 23 points. Rashad Phillips led UDM with they opened up a 15-point lead, but the waning minutes saw 27 points – breaking Spencer Haywood’s Detroit single-season the game go up for grabs. At one juncture in the second half, scoring record in the process. He was voted to the NIT’s AllDetroit’s advantage slipped to one point, but guard Willie Green Tournament Team. responded with a dunk and two free throws and the Titans were on their way to the NIT third round for the first time in history. Green finished by matching his career high of 25 points, while fellow guard Rashad Phillips threw in a game-high 26 markers. Forward Edmund Saunders led UConn with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

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Post-Season History 2002 NIT Dayton 80, Titans 69 The lights of Broadway beckoned the Titans a second straight year as their 18 wins and a berth in the conference tournament semi-finals earned them another NIT ticket. This time, though, UDM wasn’t quite up to the trip to New York. They were assigned for a rematch of the previous year’s third-round game at Dayton, and this time the Flyers were able even the score. The host Flyers pulled away by as many as 15 points in the first half, yet Detroit came back to within five, 42-37, at intermission. Dayton, however, just pulled away again with an 80-69 victory. Dayton’s big front line made a difference as the Flyers had 44 rebounds – vs. 31 by Detroit – and 22 second-chance points. Guard Ramod Marshall led four Dayton players in double figures with 23 points. Guard Greg Grays closed out his Titan career with a game-leading 25 points, while Willie Green added 18 more.

Willie Green excites the NYC crowd with a dunk in Madison Square Garden as Detroit advanced to the NIT Final Four in 2001.


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100-Point Games By Detroit Titan Opp. Score Opponent Score Season 135 CCNY 77 1979 133 Iowa Wesleyan 79 1977 132 CCNY 91 1978 124 Canisius 89 1978 123 Xavier 110 1965 123 Wayne State 77 1977 122 Marshall 86 1977 122 Buffalo 81 1978 121 St. Francis (Pa.) 89 1978 119 Windsor 70 1965 119 Kalamazoo 68 1976 116 Hillsdale 85 1975 115 Western Ontario 43 1964 115 LIU 77 1977 115 Loyola 101 1989 114 at Notre Dame 104 1964 113 at Xavier 121 1964 113 Western Ontario 58 1965 113 Oakland 83 1976 113 Oakland 45 1977 113 at Western Mich. 91 1978 112 Xavier 114 1964 112 West New Mexico 100 1967 112 Adrian 69 1978 111 St. Bonaventure 81 1964 111 Iona 75 1975 111 Northern Mich. 66 1978 110 Canisius 72 1977 110 Oakland 61 1998 109 Baldwin-Wallace 85 1956 109 St. Francis (NY) 65 1976 109 Eastern Michigan 71 1978 108 at Loyola 113 1964 108 Xavier 92 1965 108 Hillsdale 61 1971 108 New Hampshire 70 1979 108 at Duquesne 97 1990 107 Christian Bros. 74 1964 107 Eastern Michigan 78 1968 107 DePaul 111 1968 107 Canisius 88 1969 107 Akron 58 1977 107 Bradley 122 1988 106 at Bradley 91 1956 106 Assumption 50 1960 106 at Western Mich. 99 1969 106 St. Peter’s 89 1976 106 St. Bonaventure 101 1979

Titan Score Opponent 105 Notre Dame 105 Xavier 105 Aquinas 105 Hillsdale 105 Oakland 104 Bowling Green 104 Cleveland State 103 S. Dakota State 103 Georgetown 103 Baldwin-Wallace 103 Baldwin-Wallace 103 Windsor 103 Wayne State 103 at Buffalo 103 Ball State 103 Cleveland State 102 Niagara 102 NE Illinois 102 Xavier 101 Youngstown 101 Delaware 101 Seton Hall 101 at Windsor 101 Villanova 101 St. Francis (Pa.) 101 Oakland 101 Grand Valley 101 Wayne State 101 Marshall 100 New Mexico 100 Notre Dame 100 at Marquette 100 Cleveland State 100 Oral Roberts 100 at Loyola 100 Georgia State

Opp. Score Season 87 1962 86 1966 40 1969 50 1969 48 1975 88 1964 72 1976 76 1961 92 1963 80 1966 94 1968 48 1969 67 1976 74 1977 70 1978 74 1996 91 1968 54 1972 96 1980 65 1954 71 1959 77 1960 82 1964 94 1966 82 1972 75 1974 74 1975 66 1979 77 1980 64 1960 89 1964 76 1964 54 1972 85 1980 127 1985 86 1992

By Opponents Titan Opp. Score Opponent Score Season 100 at Loyola 127 1985 107 Bradley 122 1988 96 Xavier 122 1988 113 at Xavier 121 1964 87 at Michigan 117 1964 112 Xavier 114 1964 97 Xavier 114 1988 108 at Loyola 113 1964 107 DePaul 111 1968 79 at Duke 111 1981 67 at Western Mich. 110 1963 92 Indiana 110 1964 123 Xavier 110 1965 81 Toledo 110 1967 80 Dayton 109 1966 89 Indiana 108 1965 90 at Evansville 108 1988 86 at Wisconsin 108 1993 86 at Notre Dame 107 1965 107 at Iowa 107 1966 76 at Arizone 106 1976 70 at Notre Dame 105 1963 89 at Western Mich. 105 1974 97 at Loyola 105 1980 84 at Xavier 105 1988 114 at Notre Dame 104 1964 89 Xavier 104 1967 99 Michigan 104 1968 67 at Xavier 104 1969 80 Minnesota 104 1977 75 at Oral Roberts 104 1984 93 Loyola 104 1988 74 at St. Boneventure 103 1968 74 Michigan State 103 1978 75 Loyola 103 1987 96 Notre Dame 102 1958 92 at St. Louis 101 1957 95 Bradley 101 1957 66 Ohio State 101 1963 106 St. Bonaventure 101 1979 115 Loyola 101 1989 81 Marquette 100 1955 112 West New Mexico 100 1967 80 at Dayton 100 1990 74 Michigan 100 1992 84 at Arizona State 100 1993

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Retired Jerseys Five retired jerseys are adorned in the rafters of Calihan Hall, symbols of the greatness of the players who wore them. Theirs are the only jerseys to have been retired in Titans basketball history. No. 17 belonged to the University’s first basketball All-American, the Two Titan All-Americans-late Bob Calihan. Bob Calihan and Dave DeBusschere. He played between 1938 and ’40 for the Red and White, leading the Titans to 45 victories against only 18 setbacks in those three varsity seasons. Calihan led the Titans in scoring three years running, and broke all existing school point production records in the process. Later, he would serve his alma mater as both head basketball coach and athletic director. The No. 22 of Dave DeBusschere became nationally-renowned when the Titans, led by their 6-8 All-American forward, made their first three post-season tournament appearances in 1960, ’61 and ’62. DeBusschere is the only Titan player ever to average more than 20 points per game in three consecutive seasons. He is currently second on the all-time Detroit scoring list. Additionally, he still holds the team’s game, season and career rebounding records. A Titan baseball star as well, he is one of only five athletes ever to earn firstteam All-American recognition in two sports.

Each of these four players had their jerseys retired in special 1978 ceremonies. The newest jersey to the catwalks is the No. 3 of Rashad Phillips. The electric guard was a three-year starter for a resurgent Titan squad that went 95-36 in his four seasons on campus. That record included two NCAA tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four berth in his senior campaign. NCAA tournament wins over St. John’s (1998) and UCLA (1999) were the highlights of a career that was accentuated with a Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament title in 1999. The 5-foot-10 Phillips racked-up an impressive 2,319 points in a UDM uniform, just the second Titan player to eclipse the 2,000-point plateau. He is the school’s career leader in points, three-pointers (348) and free throws (541) and is second in steals (190). He was a two-time League Player of the Year (2000, 01) and received the 2001 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the leading player in the nation standing six-feet-tall and under.

The last player to wear No. 44, center Terry Tyler played four varsity seasons for the Titans between 1975 and ’78. He was an All-American as a senior, and played on two post-season tournament teams. Tyler held the school’s one-season record for field goal accuracy until 1993. Additionally, he is at the top in blocked shots for a career, season and single game. He is the fifth-leading scorer in Titan annals. Tyler’s four-year teammate, John Long, wore No. 50 until the end of his Titan career. Like Tyler, he was an All-American in 1978. Long is one of two Titans to ever to score more than 2,000 points in their career, ending his time as a Titan with 2,167 in 110 games. Long is Rashad Phillips had his number 3 jersey raised to the rafters of one of three Titans ever to average more than 20 Calihan Hall in a Nov. 19, 2010 ceremony. points a game in two separate seasons.


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Did You Know? The Detroit Titans are the only Michigan Division I team ever to lead the nation in scoring. That occurred in 1964, when the 14-11 Titans under coach Bob Calihan averaged 96.1 points per game — well above the national average of 74.4 ppg. Senior forward Dick Dzik led U-D in scoring that season with a 21.7 average and three other players (Dorie Murrey, 16.9; Al Cech, 15.8; and Terry Page, 10.9) also finished in double figures. Only one other current member of the Horizon League, Loyola in 1962, has ever led the nation in scoring.

effort in league annals. Another past all-conference choice, forward Greg Wendt, shares the 1.000 field goal percentage record with Charles Dorsey of Oral Roberts. Wendt was a perfect 11-for-11 from the field in a Detroit victory at Xavier Jan. 11, 1986. Gray and Wendt both played professionally in Germany following graduation. Wendt led that nation in scoring in 1990 and again in ’91.

The Titans have had one national individual leader, Spencer Haywood. One season after pacing the U.S. Olympians to the 1968 gold medal in Mexico City, the Titans All-American led the country in rebounding. Haywood averaged 22.1 boards per game and was the first sophomore in 15 years to lead the country in that department. Only one player, 7-2 Jacksonville center Artis Gilmore, has since led the nation with a higher figure. Gilmore averaged 22.2 rebounds in 1970, and 23.2 one year later. Haywood also averaged 32.1 points in 1969 — fourth nationally behind Pete Maravich, Rick Mount and Calvin Murphy. Dave DeBusschere holds the single-game school rebounding mark, set against Central Michigan Jan. 30, 1960. DeBusschere was credited with 39 rebounds that night, while the Titans also set a school record as a team with 77. Only four other college players have ever had more rebounds in one game than DeBusschere’s 39. The national standard was set Feb. 14, 1953, when William & Mary’s Bill Chambers had 51 rebounds against Virginia. The school record effort against Central Michigan was one of four games in his career where DeBusschere topped the 30-rebound plateau. Two former Titans remain in the Horizon League record book for deadeye shooting. Guard Keith Gray hit all 15 of his free throw attempts at Evansville Feb. 18, 1985 — the best one-game

Until 1919, the University of Detroit athletic teams were known as the Tigers. The fact that Detroit’s American League baseball club goes by the same name, things were rather complicated. However, in the fall of 1919, the Detroit Free Press assigned a man to cover football at the University who was to give the Red and White athletic teams a nickname that has stuck with them ever since. Because the members of the 1919 squad were exceptionally large in size, Stan Brink, the sportswriter who was covering football for the Free Press, thought that a good nickname for the team would be the Titans. In Greek mythology, the Titans were a class of oversized people who happened to have almost perfect physiques. Whether the comparison was exactly correct, no one seems to know. Nevertheless, the name Titans has stuck with the University of Detroit Mercy athletic teams ever since. The current Titan mascot made its debut at the start of the 1999 basketball season.

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2011 Progressive CBE Classic Bracket Complete for 2011 CBE Classic ESPN networks to air eight CBE Classic games PRINCETON, N.J. – The schedule and national television coverage for the 11th annual CBE Classic have been finalized. Missouri, Notre Dame, California, and Georgia will serve as the four Regional Round hosts with play beginning on Nov. 13. Each of the four Regional Round hosts will play two games on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 21-22, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Joining Missouri, Notre Dame, Cal, and Georgia in the 2011 CBE Classic are Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Detroit, George Washington, Mercer, Niagara, Sam Houston State, and South Dakota State. Bowling Green and Mercer will serve as Subregonal Round hosts for games played Nov. 21-23. ESPN networks will televise eight games of the CBE Classic, including all four games of the Championship Rounds. The semifinal doubleheader on Nov. 21 featuring Missouri-Notre Dame and Cal-Georgia will be shown on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30pm (ET). On Nov. 22, the consolation game will air on ESPNU at 7:45pm (ET), followed by the championship game on ESPN2. Four Regional Round games will also be televised, beginning with two games on ESPNU on Nov. 13 - Bowling Green at Georgia (6:00pm ET) and George Washington at Cal (TBA). On Nov. 14, ESPNU will televise the Detroit at Notre Dame game at 9:00pm (ET) and on Nov. 15 the Austin Peay-Cal game will be seen on ESPN2. ---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ---Semifinal Doubleheader Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo. Monday, November 21 - 7:30 PM ET Missouri vs. Notre Dame (ESPN2) Cal vs. Georgia (ESPN2) Championship Doubleheader Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, November 22 - 7:45 PM ET Consolation Game (ESPNU) Championship Game (ESPN2)

---- REGIONAL ROUNDS ---Columbia Regional Rounds Mizzou Arena — Columbia, Mo. Monday, November 14 - 8:00 PM ET Mercer at Missouri Thursday, November 17 - 8:00 PM ET Niagara at Missouri South Bend Regional Rounds Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center — South Bend, Ind. Monday, November 14 - 9:00 PM ET Detroit at Notre Dame (ESPNU) Wednesday, November 16 - 7:30 PM ET Sam Houston State at Notre Dame Berkeley Regional Rounds Haas Pavilion — Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, November 13 - 9:30 PM ET George Washington at Cal (ESPNU) Tuesday, November 15 - 10:00 PM ET Austin Peay at Cal (ESPN2) Athens Regional Rounds Stegeman Coliseum — Athens, Ga. Sunday, November 13 - 6:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Georgia (ESPNU) Wednesday, November 16 - 7:00 PM ET South Dakota State at Georgia


---- SUBREGIONAL ROUNDS ---Bowling Green Subregional Rounds Stroh Center — Bowling Green, Ohio Monday, November 21 - 5:00 PM ET Detroit vs. George Washington Austin Peay vs. Bowling Green Tuesday, November 22 - 5:00 PM ET George Washington vs. Austin Peay Detroit vs. Bowling Green Wednesday, November 23 - 5:00 PM ET Austin Peay vs. Detroit George Washington vs. Bowling Green Macon Subregional Rounds The University Center — Macon, Ga. Monday, November 21 - 5:00 PM ET Niagara vs. South Dakota State Sam Houston State vs. Mercer Tuesday, November 22 - 5:00 PM ET South Dakota State vs. Sam Houston St. Niagara vs. Mercer Wednesday, November 23 - 5:00 PM ET Sam Houston State vs. Niagara South Dakota State vs. Mercer

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Titan Travel The Titans travel by air and by bus to their games, but each method has its own unique way of making sure the team misses as little class time as possible. When traveling on the road, the Titans utilize buses with a power supply and wireless internet. The buses are also extremely spacious and fully equipped with DVD’s and flat screen TV’s. All of the resources allow the team to enjoy life on the road as a studentathlete as well as assist each Titan with getting their studies and work done on the road. New to this year will be more trips via charted flights as the Titans will be airborne for Alabama and Milwaukee, Green Bay. The chartered flights will potentially allow the team to fly and return home on game days, which could cut in half the amount of class time the Detroit student-athletes miss as well as get the team home at a reasonable time for class the next day.

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Center for Sports Performance The main goal of the Strength and Conditioning Department is to help the studentathlete improve physically and mentally in their respective sport. This will be accomplished in such a way that is safe and efficient for each individual athlete. As the student-athlete participates in these activities we will work to lessen the possibility of injury or re-injury. If an injury should occur, we will work with the Sports Medicine Staff and the student-athlete to complete rehabilitation.

Joe Tofferi Asst. AD for Strength & Conditioning

Each team will have an individualized program based on their particular sport. Each program takes into account the intensity level, the physical demands, and skill involved in each individual sport and also each individual student-athlete. All teams and individuals will be subject to performance tests that will help design each program and also will help to determine the success of the program.

Nick Wilson Asst. Strength & ConditionThe Strength and Conditioning Staff will work with each individual coach at all times. ing Coach Each coach will receive updated attendance, evaluation, and comments on a regular basis about each student-athlete. Communication is the key to success in the weight room and on the playing field. The Titans condition and train in the Larry Bleach Weight Room, located in Calihan Hall. All UDM student-athletes are trained under the supervision of two full-time certified strength and conditioning coaches, as well as two intern assistants. Every member of the Titan strength and conditioning staff is assigned a team, which allows daily interaction between the athletes and the coaches. Such interaction is a tremendous asset when developing a program that best serves the athlete and the team.

Aaron Short Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Marcus Williams

Strength and Conditioning Assistant

In the past few years, the fitness center expanded by over 400 square feet. Olympic style platforms, squat racks, stretch and other auxiliary speed equipment have also been added, all designed and implemented to improve the Titans’ speed and power. The center also features the ONS Performance nutritional shake, which is designed to help every athlete recover from training and conditioning with a supplement increase in their protein and carbohydrate intake.

Joe Douglas Graduate Asst. Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning

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Center for Sports Performance At UDM, the sports medicine staff is committed to providing the best care to all Titan athletes. Director of Sports Medicine and Assistant Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer Michael Miller coordinates and oversees the sports medicine services at UDM for over 250 studentathletes. The sports medicine staff is responsible for assessing athletic injuries and illnesses, administering first aid and CPR care, making medical referrals, and preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries that occur during the school year.

Michael Miller Asst. AD for Sports Medicine

Ashley VanMeter Asst. Dir. of Sports Medicine

Lainie Bisbee Assistant Director of Sports Medicine

Training Intern

Kyle Bowen Athletic Training Intern

Victoria Vintevoghel Graduate Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dr. Reginald Jewell Team Dentist

Dr. Michael G. Workings Team Physician

Dr. Terrence R. Lock Team Orthopedic

Dr. Mike Hanna Sports Medicine Fellow

Dr. Bob Tongco Sports Medicine Fellow

The sports medicine department is under the guidance of Dr. Michael Workings, a family practice physician from the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Workings also acts as the Team Physician for the Detroit Tigers. Joining him for the 2011-12 year is Team Orthopedic Dr. Terrence Lock and Dr. Jennifer Aldea Mike Hanna and Dr. Cesareo “Bob� Tongco, who will provide Athletic clinic and game coverage. The athletic training facility is located at Calihan Hall. This training facility is equipped with a taping and first aid station, treatment and modality tables, hydrotherapy whirlpools, and rehabilitative equipment. The goals of the University of Detroit Mercy Sports Medicine Department is to prevent athletic injuries as much as possible through effective injury prevention programs, and to return injured athletes to their previous competitive status in the safest and quickest manner possible.


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Academics and Compliance When talking about students who compete in a varsity sport, the term typically used is “student-athlete.” The word “student” comes first, and that’s the way the University of Detroit Mercy approaches all of its athletic team members. Although performance in competition is important, they are students first, and athletes second, with their performance in the classroom plenty important in Titan Territory. UDM’s Center for Student-Athlete Development, one of the first of its kind, offers programs for academic classes, drug education, student enhancement and works to improve communication skills. All 19 varsity teams are encouraged to take full advantage of the programs offered at the center. The center also heads up the NCAA Student Steve Corder Affairs Program, which focuses on the student in student-athlete and how to deal with Asst. AD for issues that all student-athletes today must face. Through seminars, guest speakers and NCAA NCAA videos, student-athletes are made aware of issues such as gambling and drug and Compliance alcohol abuse, and how to deal with these concerns.

Amy Gasahl Asst. Dir. of Compliance/ Academic Cord.

The center is made possible, in part, by a grant from the NCAA. In conjunction with the staff of the University Learning Center, members of the center’s staff teach UAS 107, “Athletes in Transition,” each year. All freshman and transfer student-athletes must take this course during their studies at UDM. The course deals with how student-athletes can make the transition from high school to college. This important class teaches studentathletes to deal with time and stress management, study skills and the importance of good nutritional habits. Another example of Detroit’s commitment to its student-athletes’ academic excellence is the Athletic Academic Coordinator’s post. Since the position was created, UDM’s graduation rate for student-athletes has steadily risen. Assistant Athletic Director For NCAA Compliance Steve Corder, no stranger to collegiate athletics as he played soccer for Detroit from 1994-98, and his staff carefully track each Titan’s academic progress to make sure they are on the right path toward graduation. In addition, student-athletes are helped with their tutorial needs through the use of the student-run Learning Center, where professors and students donate their time as tutors. The student-athletes’ academic progress is closely monitored and study table is set up to assist the Titans with any and all academic areas, including providing tutors and a writing lab. The center is open daily and also has evening hours to work around a student-athlete’s busy schedule.

Andrea Mosher Academic Coordinator Assistant

The University of Detroit Mercy is committed to the principles of institutional control in operating our athletic department. We are responsible for adhering to the rules, regulations and spirit of the NCAA, Horizon League and the University. The University of Detroit Mercy Compliance Office directs this effort and acts a primary resource concerning NCAA rules, regulations and compliance issues. We ensure that our institution complies with all NCAA standards and we are responsible for monitoring all athletic programs to assure compliance.

2010-11 Academic Accomplishments 155 student-athletes had cumulative GPA’s over 3.0 16 varsity teams were also over a 3.0 cumulative GPA 185 Titans Named To Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 102 Titans Named To Horizon League Honor Roll 12 Titans Tabbed Horizon League All-Academic 10 Men’s Lacrosse Players Named To MAAC All-Academic 4 Women’s Lacrosse Players Named Academic AllLeague Team By National Lacrosse Conference Men’s Golf Earn All-Academic Team by the GCAA 4 Women’s Golfers Named To The NGCA Women’s All-American Scholar Team

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Notable Alumni -ARichard Abdoo (Retired President & CEO, Wisconsin Energy)............................................. BusAdm’69 -BAnita Barone (Actress)................................................................................................................LAE ’86 Stephanie Bergeron (Ret. VP & Treasurer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber)...................................... BusAdm ’81 Emil Brolick (President, YUM! Brands)........................................................................ BusAdm ’69, ’70 -CCynthia Canty (Radio Personality, WMGC-FM)...........................................................................LAE ’75 Thomas Capo (Chairman, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group)...................................... BusAdm ’73, ’75, ’80 Michael F. Cavanagh (Justice, Michigan Supreme Court)..............................................LAE ’62, LW ’66 Maura Corrigon (Justice, Michigan Supreme Court)...................................................................LW ’73 Matthew Cullen (President & COO Rock Enterprises)........................................................ BusAdm ’83 -DChristopher Darga (Actor)..........................................................................................................LAE ‘80 Thomas Denomme (Ret. Vice Chair & CAO, DaimlerChrysler)........................................... BusAdm ’61 -EMichael Evans (President Loyola High School, MI).....................................................................LAE ‘75 -FA former Horizon W. James Farrell (Retired Chairman & CEO, Illinois Tool Works)............................................... E&S ’68 Robert Ficano (Executive, Wayne County)..................................................................................LW ’77 League Player of the -GYear as well as the Eugene A. Gargaro (Sr. Vice President, Masco Corporation).......................................................LW ’67 Robert Goodenow (Former Executive Director, NHL Players Assoc.)..........................................LW ’79 fourth all-time scorer Roman S. Gribbs (Former Mayor, City of Detroit).................................................. BusAdm ’52, LW ’54 in Titan history, -HWillie Green graduated John P. Hayes (Retired Chairman & CEO, National Gypsum).............................................. BusAdm ’43 with an education Robert Hendry (Retired CFO, General Motors)................................................................... BusAdm ’69 Sister Mary Ellen Howard (Director, St. Frances Cabrini Clinic)................................................. CHP ’68 degree in 2003. William Hermann (Managing Partner, Plante & Moran).................................................... BusAdm ‘72 -KFrank Kelley (Attorney General Emeritus, State of Michigan).....................................................LW ’51 David Patrick Kelley (Actor)........................................................................................................LAE ‘77 John C. Kennedy (President & CEO, Autocam Corp.).......................................................... BusAdm ’79 James Kokas (President/Owner, Opus One) ..............................................................................LAE ‘73 -LJames D Lark (Owner, The Lark).................................................................................................LAE ‘52 Elmore Leonard (Author/Screenplay Writer).............................................................................LAE ’50 Albert Lorenzo (President, Macomb County CC)......................................................... BusAdm ’65, ’66 -MThaddeus McCotter (Congressman, US House of Representatives)........................................ LAE ’87, LW ’90 Isaiah McKinnon (Former Chief of Police, City of Detroit) . ................................................LAE ‘75, ‘78 William Morrow (Executive Vice President, Crain Communications)....................................... BusAdm ’68 Peter Munoz (Director, Michigan State Police)...........................................................................LAE ’76 -NBenny Napoleon (Sheriff, Wayne County)..................................................................................LAE ‘82 Joseph Nathan (Retired President & COO, Compuware Corp.)...................................... LAE ’74, BusAdm ’78 James Norrod (President, Segway) .................................................................................... BusAdm ‘75 -OJames O’Sullivan (Pres. & CEO, Mazda North American Oper.)...................................... BusAdm ’76, ’84 Allison Payne is a -Pseven time Emmy L. Brooks Patterson (Executive, Oakland County).......................................................... LAE ’61, LW ’67 Marlena Lazar-Peleo (Chief Creative Officer, McDonald’s Corp.)...............................................LAE ‘72 award winning anchor -Rat CW affiliate and Arlene Robinson (CEO, Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit).................................................................LAE ’75 cable superstation Louis Rossetti (Chairman & CEO, Rossetti Associates)................................................................. AR ’59 WGN-TV in Chicago. -SDavid Schembri (President, Smart USA)............................................................................. BusAdm ‘75 She graduated David Stangis (VP Corp Social Responsibilitiy, Campbell Soup)............................................... E & S ‘87 Magna Cum Laude in Robert Soulliere (President & CEO, ThyssenKrupp)............................................................ BusAdm ‘85 Liberal Arts from the -VAndy Vazzano (President & Managing Partner, SmithGroup)............................................ BusAdm ’80 University of Detroit in -Y1985. William C. Young (President, Absopure Water Co.).................................................................. E&S, ’66


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Titan Hall Of Fame UDM established its Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 in order to honor those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have helped develop the successful tradition of Titan Athletics. The Hall of Fame now has 112 members, following the 10 latest additions made on Homecoming Weekend on Jan. 26, 2010. The 2002 induction dinner was truly one to remember. The inductees included two of the Titans’ former basketball AllAmericans, Terry Tyler and John Long – or Thunder and Lightning, as they were affectionately known during their playing days – as well as the 1960 Titan football team as a unit. Additionally, the beautiful new Hall of Fame display in the Calihan Hall lobby was unveiled that night for a crowd which would fill the arena’s main floor during the induction dinner.

L-R: Adam Walicki, Joe Kopicki, Kim Jess, Pat Adams, Ken Dubois, Mike Pesci, Maria Pandele (Not Pictured: Jermaine Jackson, Rashad Phillips, Cassandra Pack) The 2010 Titan Hall of Fame Class was inducted at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Wright State on Jan. 26, 2010.

Long and Tyler were part of one of the winningest eras of Titan basketball, having helped their team to an 86-25 record over their four years combined. They helped the Titans to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1977, and an NIT appearance one year later.

Long was the only player ever to lead the Titans in scoring for four straight varsity seasons, and he’s still the second-leading point producer in school history. Tyler, meanwhile, is the all-time Detroit leader for blocked shots in a game, a season and a career. He is also second in career field goal percentage and sixth in scoring. The pair’s old coach, none other than Dick Vitale, was the keynote speaker at his former players’ induction dinner. The present-day ESPN/ABC telecaster kept the audience captivated for more than an hour with his memories of coaching the Titans. The 1960 football squad became the first team ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame en masse. That team finished the season 7-2 – the winningest U-D record of the post-World War II era. Two of those victories, over Cincinnati and Xavier, came by shutout. Future pro stars Larry Vargo, Bruce Maher, Steve Stonebreaker and Jerry Gross were all part of the 1960 Titan roster. The most recent induction class included four former basketball players – Joe Kopicki, Jermaine Jackson, Rashad Phillips and, from the women’s team, Cassandra Pack – as well as former stars from baseball (Pat Adams and Mike Pesci), cross country/track and field (Ken Dubois and Kim Jess), golf (Adam Walicki) and tennis (Maria Pandele).

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Titan Hall Of Fame Inductee The 1960 Titan Football Harry Ackermann Pat Adams Grady Alderman Bob Babbish Chuck Baer Vince Banonis Ed Barbour Al Baumgart Joseph Beer Paul Bibeau John Biringer Larry Bleach Lloyd Brazil Dad Butler Bob Calihan Dan Cantillon Pudge Cavanaugh Mary (Lillie) Cicerone Earl “Dutch� Clark Earl Clark Jr. Tom Connell John Conti Frank Corej Pete Craig Cindy Crosbie Earl Cureton Bill Daly Coretta Daniels Dave DeBusschere Gus Dorais Ken Dubois Terry Duerod Dick Dzik Bill Ebben Andy Farkas George Fefles Tim Finnin Cindy Fix Al Ghesquiere William Giovan Ralph Goldstein Nate Goodnow Bob Greiner Jerry Gross Wally Gruber Ken Hamann Spencer Haywood Fred Hooker Bob Ivory Jermaine Jackson Kim Jess William Kelly Joyce Mike Kaysserian Howard Keating Kal Kaliszewski John Kirwan


Sport Team Swimming Baseball Football Golf Football Coach Football Football Player, Coach Football Football Baseball Football Basketball Football Trainer, Coach Basketball Fencing Tennis Basketball Football Coach Tennis Player, Coach Football Football Baseball Baseball Softball Basketball Track Basketball Basketball Football Coach Cross Country, Track Basketball Basketball Basketball Football Basketball Football Soccer Football Fencing Basketball Football Football Football Football, Track Baseball Basketball Fencing Football Basketball Track Golf Coach Football Football Soccer Basketball

Year 2001 1986 2010 1979 1980 1980 1977 1980 1989 1985 1982 1982 1980 1977 1977 1977 1980 1988 2007 1978 1985 1980 1984 1986 1980 2007 2007 1987 1989 1977 1977 2010 1993 1983 1978 1977 1988 1980 2007 1981 1980 1982 1980 1986 1980 1983 1988 1993 1986 1981 2010 2010 1981 1980 1984 2007 1981

Inductee Brad Kinsman Greg Kocab Sam Kocsis Joe Kopicki Robert Koval Jack Kurkowski Harold Lauer John Long Ed Lukas Dick Lutz Bruce Maher Gene Malinowski Ted Marchibroda James Massey Art Masucci Denny McCotter Pat McDonald Brendan McNamara Bob Miller Cheryl (Williams) Miller Dorie Murrey John Mulroy Charley North Doug Nott Brakie Orr Cassandra Pack Terry Page Ed Palumbo Maria Pandele Bud Payne Richard Perry Mike Pesci Rashad Phillips Walter Poff Mike Polvi Bob Prendergast Al Rappaport Bruce Rodwan Harold Ryan Larry Salci John Shada Tyrone Simmons Steve Stonebreaker Gerry Surowiec Norm Swanson Tom Thornton Bill Turkington Terry Tyler Larry Vargo Dick Vitale Tillie Voss Tom Watrous Adam Walicki Mike Walsh Bonnie (Fitzpatrick) Wood Ed Wood Joe Wright

Sport Athletic Director Fencing Golf Basketball Football Football Football Basketball Basketball Player, Coach Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Fencing Basketball Baseball Basketball Basketball Administration Basketball Football Baseball Basketball Basketball Football Tennis Football Fencing Coach Baseball Basketball Basketball Baseball Baseball Track Basketball Track Basketball Football Player, Coach Fencing Football Fencing Basketball Football Baseball Basketball Football Basketball Coach Football, Basketball Golf Golf Basketball, Baseball Cross Country/Track Football Football/Basketball/Baseball

Year 2007 1987 1986 2010 1988 1982 1981 2001 1983 1981 1979 1981 1983 1986 1981 1988 1981 1982 1979 2005 1984 2005 2005 1980 1984 2010 1985 1983 2010 1984 1980 2010 2010 1981 1989 1981 1987 1987 1988 1986 1980 1982 1987 1989 1980 1981 1987 2001 1987 1993 1978 1984 2010 1989 2007 1983 1980

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Assoc. V.P. & Athletic Director Keri Gaither was appointed as University of Detroit Mercy’s Director of Athletics in May of 2007, less than six months after being asked to serve as Interim Director of Athletics. Soon after taking the helm of Titan athletics, Gaither announced the expansion of the Detroit Titans Division I sports program from 16 to 19 teams with the addition of men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis, all of which began play in 2008-09. In her first two years, Gaither also expanded the athletic staff by adding eight full-time positions to the department, directed the building and completion of a new $1.6 million all-purpose synthetic turf field and track, and was responsible for the hiring of men’s basketball coach Ray McCallum, women’s basketball coach Autumn Rademacher, and softball coach Sunny Jones. Gaither recently completed a successful fundraising campaign for the renovation of the men’s basketball office suite and recently completed tennis complex that includes eight new tennis courts, a tennis pavilion and a new grass practice field for the lacrosse and soccer teams. Gaither was recognized for her strong leadership as UDM’s Director of Athletics when she was appointed to the University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) senior leadership team as a member of the Associate Vice President’s group in June of 2007. For the three years preceding her appointment as A.D., Gaither served as second in command for the Detroit Titans Athletic Department and also supervised nine Titan women’s varsity sports as the Senior Associate Athletic Director. During her tenure as Senior Associate A.D., Gaither played an instrumental role in the planning and implementation of women’s golf in 2004 when it became UDM’s 16th varsity team. Prior to her selection as A.D., Gaither had served in several key administrative roles for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics including stints as Senior Woman Administrator and Director of Business Operations. Gaither Chaired the Detroit Local Organizing Committee (DLOC) for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four which was played in front of a record-setting crowd of 72,922 at Ford Field in Detroit as the University of Detroit Mercy served as the host institution. As the DLOC Chair, Gaither provided strong leadership for the DLOC and maintained ultimate responsibility for the local operations of the Final Four event. Gaither held the same position, in addition to being designated Tournament Director, for the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional. As a current member of the Horizon League’s Executive Council, Gaither is actively involved with League operations. She currently serves on the League’s Men’s Basketball Strategic Planning Committee and has served on both the finance and television committees. In July of 2010, Gaither was appointed a new member of the Executive Committee of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association. She is one of just 13 members serving on the Executive Committee, which works on behalf of the membership of the D1-AAA, in addition to its President and five other officers.

the interests of ethnic minorities and women with a focus on education and welfare of minority student-athletes, as well as the enhancement of opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in coaching, athletics administration, officiating and the NCAA governance structure. In March of 2008, Gaither was presented with the Phenomenal Women’s Ashley Gray Legacy Award by the University of Detroit Mercy’s Student Programming Board. This award was presented for her outstanding contribution toward the growth and development of students as the Director of Athletics at UDM. Gaither was also honored in September of 2008 when she was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2008 Women to Watch” for her goals and initiatives in the Detroit Titans athletics program and her leadership in serving as chair of Detroit’s Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 NCAA Final Four. While a member of the 2006 UDM Self-Study Steering Committee for NCAA Athletic Certification, Gaither also served on the Equity and Student-Athletic Welfare Sub-Committee and was designated the campus liaison during the certification process. Shortly after the University received its full certification in April of 2007, Gaither was asked by the NCAA to serve as a Peer-Review Team Member. She also participated as a member of the Tourism Action Group (TAG) Hospitality Committee, a group organized by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor Bureau dedicated to training the hospitality industry for Detroit-area events such as the 2005 MLB All Star Game, Super Bowl XL, as well as future major events. In 2006, the Titan AD completed the NCAA’s inaugural Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females, a leadership development program sponsored by the NCAA Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The Leadership Institute, designed to address the critical shortage of senior-level minority administrators at NCAA member institutions and conference offices, prepares diverse leaders through a 12-month leadership training and skills development experience. Gaither served as a past steering committee member of the Women’s Leadership Symposium for Intercollegiate Athletics and recently assisted in coordinating its national leadership conference. Gaither is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and the Black Coaches Association (BCA). Graduating magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy, Gaither earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. During her undergraduate studies, she was a two-time recipient of the College of Liberal of Arts’ Economics Student of the Year Award. Gaither and her husband, Brad Trombley, reside in Pleasant Ridge with their two children, Elliott (20), a junior at the University of Detroit Mercy majoring in Engineering, and daughter Kennedy (14).

Gaither was also appointed to the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) in September of 2009. As one of six Division I members on the 15-person committee, Gaither is currently in year two of a four-year term. The MOIC was formed to review issues related to

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Titan Athletic Staff Jen Aldea Athletic Training Intern

Erick Barnes Faculty Athletic Representative

Stacey Barns Men’s Basketball Office Manager

Steve Corder Asst. AD for NCAA Compliance

Joe Douglas Grad. Asst. Ath. Trainer/ Strength & Conditioning

Sr. Beth Finster S.S.J University Minister for Athletics

Jason Horn Associate AD for External Affairs

Teri Kromrei Jeff Latinen Phuong Le Associate AD Asst. AD for Assistant for Internal Facilities & Business and Affairs/SWA Special Events Ticket Manager

Andrea Mosher Academic Coordinator Assistant

Taylor Blakely Kyle Bowen Dennis Carlesso Athletic Athletic Director of Administration Training Intern Development Intern For Athletics

Tanya Carper Cheer Team Coach

Keri Gaither Amy Gasahl P.J. Gradowski Greg Haapala Associate V.P. Asst. Director Senior Asst. Director of & Athletic of Compliance/ Sports Info Ticket Sales Director Academic Cord. Director & Fan Experience

Dean Haddad Pep Band Director

Jessica Liebner Asst. Dir. of Athletic Facilities

Brandon Longmeier Dir. of Athletic Marketing & Promotions

Mike Miller Asst. AD for Sports Medicine

Dennis Morey Equipment Room Graduate Assistant

Joe Tofferi Asst. AD for Strength & Conditioning

Jordan Sames Director of Concessions & Merchandising

Aaron Short Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Tom Stanton Faculty Athletic Representative

Kit Stetzel Asst. Sports Information Director

Harvey Theeck Athletic Equipment Manager

Ashley Emily Vannice Victoria VanMeter Dir. of Ticket Vintevoghel Asst. Director Ops. & Special Graduate Asst. of Sports Events/Dance Athletic Medicine Team Coach Trainer

Joel Walrath Sports Info. Assistant

Mitch Wigness Sports Information Director

Marcus Williams Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Nick Wilson Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach


Chad Pitkin Facilities Intern

Lainie Bisbee Asst. Director of Sports Medicine

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Titan Head Coaches

Terri AnthonyRyan Women’s Golf HL-2010

Grant Asher Men’s Tennis

Nicholas Deren Men’s Soccer

Todd Dressell Fencing MFC - 2009

Mark Engel Men’s Golf HL- 1992-19992007-2009-2010

Matt Holtz Men’s Lacrosse

Sunny Jones Softball

Mike Lupenec Women’s Soccer HL- 1995-19962005

Laura Maness Women’s Lacrosse

Ray McCallum Men’s Basketball

Guy Murray Track & Field/CC HL-1996-19981999-2000-20022003

Pjotrs Necajevs Interim Women’s Tennis Head Coach

Detroit’s 13 current varsity head coaches have been named Coach of the Year in their respective conference on 17 different occasions during their celebrated careers. And, they have brought 20 conference tournament championships back to Detroit. On the field of play, and in the classroom...

Autumn Rademacher Women’s Basketball HL-2010

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Points Of Pride included a 21-game winning streak during the 1976-77 season when the team participated in the NCAA Tournament. Included in the streak was a victory in Milwaukee over Al McGuire’s eventual national champion Marquette team. In April 1977, Vitale was named Athletic Director at Detroit and later that year was named the United Fund’s Detroit Man of the Year. The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall project will feature a brand new, state-of-the-art hardwood floor for the home of the Detroit Titans men’s and women’s basketball teams. Fundraising for the project will include several other key improvements to the facility, including men’s basketball “Phase II” renovations, which began with new offices and upgraded locker room accommodations. BYRNE WINS BIG BREAK Former Titan David Byrne made Detroit proud as he won the Golf Channel’s reality television show Big Break Indian Wells in July of 2011. The victory gave Byrne a number of prizes, with the best of all a chance to play on the PGA Tour giving him an automatic exemption to the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

APR REPORT HAS TITANS RATED HIGH The NCAA honored more than 900 Division I sports teams for their high marks academically last spring, including a pair of University of Detroit Mercy teams that achieved perfect scores. The Titan men’s golfers and men’s fencing teams each earned perfect 1000’s in the latest edition of the NCAA’s Public Recognition Awards.

Along with the opportunity to play in the 2012 Zurich Classic, he took home over $70,000 in cash, a paid trip for two back to the Indian Wells Golf Resort, an Adams golf endorsement deal and a $10,000 shopping spree to Dicks Sporting Goods.

The NCAA announcement showed that 909 teams have earned the awards, based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs. Through its innovative APR, which provides an annual scorecard of academic achievement, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of studentathletes on every Division I sports team.

Byrne outperformed 10 other contestants on the 10-episode series that was shot at Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. When he competes at the Zurich Classic, he will be the first Titan in school history to play on the PGA Tour. DETROIT TITAN ATHLETICS TO NAME COURT IN HONOR OF DICK VITALE Dick Vitale, ESPN broadcaster, college basketball ambassador and former Titan head coach and athletic director, received a tremendous honor from Detroit as the Titans announced that they will rename its basketball court in Calihan Hall after the legendary college basketball figure. The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall will be dedicated in conjunction with a nationally-televised men’s basketball game against Big EAST foe St. John’s on December 5, 2011 on ESPN2. Vitale will be celebrating his 32nd anniversary of calling games for ESPN at the event having started on the sports television outlet on Dec. 5, 1979. Vitale coached at the University of Detroit (1973-77), compiling a winning percentage of .722 (78-30), which


A week later, Detroit brought home high marks in the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate as 16 Titan teams were at or above the NCAA’s minimum standard (925) for the entire seven years since the association instituted the APR system (men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis are all entering their third year of varsity status at the school). The Detroit men’s fencing and men’s golf team each scored perfect multi-year 1000 APR scores, while women’s basketball, women’s golf and women’s tennis were all cited with perfect 1000 scores in the 2009-10 academic year. Nine UDM teams were above the national averages among their peers within their sport. The new report was based on data supplied for the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.

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It’s Go Time! Each year the NCAA honors select Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. RAY MCCALLUM REPRESENTS USA BASKETBALL Sophomore Ray McCallum continued to find himself in the national spotlight. Over the summer, he participated as a counselor in the LeBron James Skills Academy and was one of 10 collegiate point guards invited to the Deron Williams Skills Academy. Then in August, he received an invitation to attend USA Basketball’s World University Games training camp, where he eventually made the final 12-man roster. The squad practiced and trained in Colorado Springs, Colo., before embarking to China on Aug. 8 to begin competition. Despite being the youngest athlete on the US squad, and a late addition to the original invitees to the training camp, he impressed coaches enough to make the team and represent the US. STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVE ACADEMIC ACCOLADES Another year went by with a number of academic honor rolls and awards that University of Detroit Mercy studentathletes received. For the 2010-11 season, 138 studentathletes had cumulative GPA’s over a 3.0, while 16 of the Titans’ 19 varsity teams were also over a 3.0 GPA. It started with 210 Titans being named to the Athletic Director’s honor roll. The Titans then saw 58 members named to the Horizon League’s fall academic honor roll, while 54 appeared on the HL’s spring honor roll. In addition, 10 men’s lacrosse players were placed on the MAAC’s honor roll. As a team, both the Titan men’s and women’s track and field and cross country teams earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA, while the UDM men’s and women’s tennis squads were tabbed ITA All-Academic Teams. The men’s golf program was also recognized as an All-Academic Team by the GCAA. Eight Titans (Taylor Hennrick, Vushaun Landrum, Susan Kalkstein, Katrina Oberski, Jeff Clarridge, Britt Pronk, Alainna Stefan, Erin Weldon) were selected to the Horizon League’s Spring All-Academic Team. Three Detroit studentathletes (Patrick Liederbach, Kirstin Mooney and Landrum) were tabbed All-HL Academic for the winter, while Lauren Roffey was named to the League’s All-Academic team in the fall.

In lacrosse, four members of the women’s program earned their way onto the National Lacrosse Conference’s Academic All-League Team in Britany Busch, Anna Eidem, Corina Mahorn and Alycsa Valentine. In men’s lacrosse, 10 players were tabbed Academic All-MAAC in Brandon Davenport, John Dwyer, Brad Janer, Ty Maruyama, Jason McDonald, Chris Nemes, John Nowicki, Adam Parrottino, Nick Schesnuk and Wes Steen. Also individually, Jeff Clarridge of the men’s golf team was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, while Marni Achterhoff, Alainna Stefan and Lindsey Lammers were honored as the National Golf Coaches Association’s Women’s All-American Scholar Team. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT A PRIORITY FOR DETROIT The University of Detroit Mercy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) did a great job as always in trying to help out the local community. Throughout the school year, SAAC got together for a number of community initiatives, including the highly successful Sandwich Bus. The event gives Titan student-athletes a chance to come together in preparing a lunch and distributing it to the local community. SAAC also helped raise money for the Michigan Special Olympics with a Pie In The Face Fundraiser during a men’s lacrosse game as well as hosting a coat drive during a men’s basketball game for Nardly Human Services, Inc. Other student-athletes were involved outside of the field and classroom too as men’s lacrosse players Brandon Davenport, Matt Lining and Adam Parrottino participated in a Habitat for Humanity project near Grosse Pointe, while men’s basketball standouts Eli Holman and Ray McCallum greeted attendees and showed support of the United Way and downtown Detroit at the annual Blocktoberfest. UDM also partnered with the Southeastern Michigan “Toys for Tots” during Thanksgiving Weekend where the Titans played host to the Legend’s Classic.

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