Detroit Titans

Detroit Titans
Detroit Titans
Detroit Titans.svg
University University of Detroit Mercy
Conference(s) Horizon League
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Keri Gaither
Location Detroit, MI
Varsity teams 17
Basketball arena Calihan Hall
Baseball stadium Buysse Field
Soccer stadium Titan Field
Nickname Titans
Fight song
Colors Blue, Red, and White



The Detroit Titans are the NCAA Division I team of the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). The school competes in the Horizon League.



Basketball (Men's)

For more information see Detroit Titans men's basketball

On April 12, 2008, UDM announced the hiring of Ray McCallum as Men's Basketball Coach. McCallum is a veteran of more than 20 years in college basketball, most recently as assistant head coach at Indiana University.

Former Men's Basketball Coach Perry Watson led a successful program at Detroit's Southwestern High School and served as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan before coming to UDM and maintained strong recruiting ties within the city's public league. After 14 seasons Watson stepped down as head coach at the end of the 2007-2008 season. Watson guided Detroit to 10 winning seasons, three league titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four. The Titans two NCAA appearances also included victories over St. John's and UCLA. Between 1997-98 and 2000–01, the Titans had four straight 20-victory seasons.

Dick Vitale, ESPN's most well-known college basketball commentator, was the Detroit men's basketball Head Coach for four seasons (1973–1977) before becoming the school's Athletics Director in 1977. The following year he left to coach the Detroit Pistons. In his final year as a college head coach, "Dickie V." led the Detroit Titans to the Round of 16 in the 1977 NCAA Tournament before losing to Michigan, 86-81.

Since the year 2000 no UDM Men's Basketball team has participated in the NCAA tournament. Ranking them last in participation of all qualifying Division I NCAA teams with regards to NCAA tournament births.

OTHER Since 1996-97, Detroit Titans athletic teams have won 14 league championships and 15 teams have competed in NCAA championships. The men's soccer team was the 2005 Horizon League champions.

Football (discontinued)

In 1928, the Detroit Titans won a College Football National Championship under Gus Dorais, with a record of 9-0-0. The school however does not recognize this as national championship. If a championship is not mentioned by a school for any particular season, regardless of whether it was awarded by a selector or listed in a third-party publication such as the Official NCAA Records Book, it is not considered to be claimed by that institution.

John Idzik was the head coach for the final three seasons of the football program, from 1962 until 1964. His coaching record at Detroit was 6 wins, 21 losses and 1 ties.[1] The school then disbanded the football team after the 1964 season due to cost.

Former Titans logo.

The soccer Team


The University was the host institution for the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional and the 2009 NCAA Final Four men's basketball tournament at Ford Field in Detroit.

See also

External links


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