Detroit Mercy names Callahan as new head coach
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 09/05/2018
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Detroit Mercy's new head coach Megan Callahan
Courtesy: Southern Conference

DETROIT -- Former University of Detroit Mercy student-athlete and longtime Titan Megan Callahan '13 has been announced as the new head coach for the Titan women's lacrosse program.

Callahan, an assistant coach with the program in each of the past two seasons, becomes the fourth head coach in the 11-year history of Detroit Mercy women's lacrosse.

"I am excited about Megan overseeing the women's lacrosse team," Detroit Mercy Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. said. "She is organized, understands the game offensively and defensively and has been a part of the program as a student-athlete and assistant coach. She knows that student-athletes must succeed academically and athletically and was an integral part of the team's championship season in 2017-18."

As the assistant coach in each of the past two seasons, Callahan has helped coach the Titans to new heights. Detroit Mercy earned a share of its first-ever regular season championship in 2018 and across the past two seasons, won a combined 16 victories, while putting 10 Titan student-athletes on All-League teams.

Detroit Mercy went 4-1 in Southern Conference play in 2018 and earned the No. 1 seed in the inaugural SoCon Championship. The Titans swept the postseason awards, winning the Offensive, Defensive, Freshman and Coach of the Year honors. Detroit Mercy set 11 new program records in 2018 -- including in goals, assists, points, shots and shots on goal.

The Titans have performed well in the classroom and in the community in the two years since Callahan was named an assistant coach. The women's lacrosse program had a 3.49 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year with 22 players earning SoCon Academic Honor Roll laurels and 11 of those players earning Academic All-Conference distinction and eight student-athletes receiving Commissioner's Medals for sporting a 3.80 GPA or better.

Callahan began her coaching career as the leader of the West Bloomfield High School women's lacrosse program and has been a member of All-American Lacrosse since November 2013, instructing young lacrosse athletes ranging in age from 4-12.

"I am exceedingly thankful and honored to be the next head coach for the Detroit Mercy women's lacrosse program," Callahan said. "I would like to thank Robert Vowels, Mike Miller and Teri Kromrei for this opportunity. Without their support and those of my mentors, I would not be the coach I am today. This program is very special to me and I cannot wait to continue to be apart of the success in the future.

Callahan played for the Titans from 2010-13 and was a key member on those early Detroit Mercy squads. The midfielder was a four-year starter with her 73 starts ranking second all-time. Callahan was a senior captain and President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council during her final academic season. The Titans reached the conference tournament during all four years of her playing career.

Overall, Callahan has spent the past nine years as a Titan student-athlete or staff member within the athletic department. Following her four-year playing career, Callahan has served as the Student-Athlete Welfare Assistant for three years at the University of Detroit Mercy before spending the last two years as the assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program.

Callahan, a native of Lake Worth, Fla., graduated twice from the University of Detroit Mercy, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2014 and a Master of Arts in Education Administration in June 2016.

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