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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:48 pm

Any opinion expressed on that Twitter feed depends upon which person is posting under the handle Coaching Changes. This is obviously the person who advocated that we hire Ernie Zeigler because he has Michigan connections. Even though Ernie hardly recruited anyone from Michigan to play at Central MI when he was the head coach there. Also, this person did not bother to check Rod Strickland's Twitter feed on which he denied that he has been offered or has accepted an assistant's job here. Finally, I suppose that this person did not bother to remember that Dildy was a Davis assistant at UAB.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Titans03 wrote:CoachingChanges has long been a stickler for having local ties on a coaching staff.


Not true. It depends upon which person is tweeting under that handle. Several different people have authority to tweet under that feed.

The funniest part was the argument that Coaching Changes had with Coaching Changes about the fact the new FIU head coach was not a local guy. And, then, there is the other Coaching Changes Tweet about the fact that Coach Davis here will likely get 2/3's of his roster from outside Michigan and win the HL.

Sometimes, those guys are more disaggregated than Sally Field's portrayal of Sybil.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby upbasketballfan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Titans03 wrote:CoachingChanges has long been a stickler for having local ties on a coaching staff.


As usual the person posting on CoachingChanges shows his stupidity. Strickland's connections are as much NY City as Chicago. So we have connections in NY,Chicago,Texas,Indiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Looks like connections in 5 of the 8 most fertile basketball areas in the country. Looks like sheer genius to me. If this staff does come to fruition Davis just might turn this program to success a lot sooner than I anticipated.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby Commissioner » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Titans03 wrote:CoachingChanges has long been a stickler for having local ties on a coaching staff.

Yes, but because they never seem to know what they're talking about, who cares?
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby Titans03 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Commissioner wrote:
Titans03 wrote:CoachingChanges has long been a stickler for having local ties on a coaching staff.

Yes, but because they never seem to know what they're talking about, who cares?

Was just sharing, because I remember reading many tweets from their handle about other schools having local ties. But I apologize.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:21 pm

Titans03 - no need for an apology. Thanks for sharing. Always like to read all opinions. The coaching search here permitted us to learn a lot about the Coaching Changes handle. That's all.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby NC Titan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:25 pm

ptctitan wrote:Sometimes, those guys are more disaggregated than Sally Field's portrayal of Sybil.


Nice historical reference, PCT.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby Commissioner » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 pm

Titans03 wrote:
Commissioner wrote:
Titans03 wrote:CoachingChanges has long been a stickler for having local ties on a coaching staff.

Yes, but because they never seem to know what they're talking about, who cares?

Was just sharing, because I remember reading many tweets from their handle about other schools having local ties. But I apologize.

No, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to come across as nasty. I'm just not too impressed with Coaching Changes. My beef isn't with you. Sorry that I sounded that way. My bad.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby Titans03 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:41 pm

All good commish!
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:42 pm

The men's BB twitter tweets at about 6 pm:

"4 members of the staff are IN THE D and already rolling!! #EnjoyTheProcess #DetroitTuff #DetroitsCollegeTeam"
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby R.B.J1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:02 pm

ptctitan wrote:The men's BB twitter tweets at about 6 pm:

"4 members of the staff are IN THE D and already rolling!! #EnjoyTheProcess #DetroitTuff #DetroitsCollegeTeam"


UDM has a very strange public relations department. Why not have a press conference or a formal press release?
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:31 am

We can guess at the coaching staff in this way:

Officially Announced
Mike Davis - Head Coach

Unannounced but Likely
Tracy Dildy (Davis assistant at UAB, former HC at CHI ST)
Michael Davis, Jr (Son of HC also assistant at TXSU)
Timothy Waller (look at the HC's email address) He was the HC's DOBO at TXSU. Detroit native.
Will Finch (must be a position other than DOBO)

Unaccounted Former TXSU Assistant
Keith LeGree (former U Cincy player who was listed as Davis' top assistant at TXSU and who did not remain at TXSU, but about whom there is no other news.)

Name in Twitter Ad for Student Managers
Keith Brumfield (nothing in his background says he is an asst coach, but what role does he have here?)

Rumor Still Percolating
Rod Strickland
?????????

We won't know the cast of coaches until they are announced. One thing is pretty certain. This staff will be bigger than the ones employed by Ray, Sr., and Bacari. The university appears to have increased its commitment to the men's program in order to build a winning team. Like rbj, I just wish there was more news about which to talk rather than having to speculate about people who are already working here.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby HSScout1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Eric Devendorf joins the staff as special assistant to the head coach

https://twitter.com/edeven23/status/103 ... 47680?s=19
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby HSScout1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:15 pm

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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:55 pm

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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Updated to include Devendorf news and tweet.

We can guess at the coaching staff in this way:

Officially Announced
Mike Davis - Head Coach

Unannounced but Likely
Tracy Dildy (Davis assistant at UAB, former HC at CHI ST)
Michael Davis, Jr (Son of HC also assistant at TXSU)
Timothy Waller (look at the HC's email address) He was the HC's DOBO at TXSU. Detroit native.
Will Finch (must be a position other than DOBO)
Eric Devendorf (Special Assistant - he was assistant strength coach at Syracuse)

Unaccounted Former TXSU Assistant
Keith LeGree (former U Cincy player who was listed as Davis' top assistant at TXSU and who did not remain at TXSU, but about whom there is no other news.)

Name in Twitter Ad for Student Managers
Keith Brumfield (nothing in his background says he is an asst coach, but what role does he have here?)

Rumor Still Percolating
Rod Strickland
?????????

One thing is pretty certain. This staff will be bigger than the ones employed by Ray, Sr., and Bacari. The university appears to have increased its commitment to the men's program in order to build a winning team. Like rbj, I just wish there was more news about which to talk rather than having to speculate about people who are already working here.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby NC Titan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:01 pm



Nice comments from the fans, including one "head coach in the making."

Also, headline and cutline and article all referred to University of Detroit Mercy. Branding must be working.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby JimmyChitwood » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:42 am

HSScout1 wrote:Eric Devendorf joins the staff as special assistant to the head coach

Interesting. He's from Bay City. Played at Syracuse. Got into some trouble in college. Averaged 14.5 ppg over his career, starting with over 12 ppg as a freshman in the Big East. Not too bad. He worked with Davis at Texas Southern.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm

The official university employee directory now has the following personnel listed for Men's BB:

Michael Davis, (Jr): Asst. Coach
Tracy H. Dildy: Asst Coach
John K LeGree: Asst Coach
William L Finch: Video Coordinator
Timothy L. Waller: Director - BB Operations

This is on the main university website - not the Men's BB website. Up until today, these coaches were not acknowledged as employees.
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Re: assistant coaches

Postby ptctitan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:33 pm

Eric M. Devendorf is now officially listed on the university's employee directory as a "Special Assistant - MBB. "

The official coaching staff now consists of:

Mike Davis - Head coach
Tracy Dildy - Assistant Coach
J Keith LeGree - Assistant Coach
Mike Davis, Jr. - Assistant Coach
Timothy Waller - Director - Basketball Operations
Will Finch - Video Coordinator
Eric Devendorf - Special Assistant - Men's Basketball
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