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Chris Kolon

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Chris Kolon just finished his 10th season on the sidelines – and fourth as a head coach - for Detroit Mercy in 2018.

On June 2, 2014, he was tabbed the program's interim head coach and then was named the permanent head coach on July 14.

During his time with Detroit Mercy, Coach Kolon has overseen all aspects of the Titans’ defense and served as the team's recruiting coordinator. He has tutored four players that have gone on to get drafted in the MLL and NLL and his teams have always been at the top of the MAAC in academic accolades.

In his four years as a head coach, Detroit Mercy has made the MAAC Championships in three semifinals, reaching the title game in 2018, and posted two winning season setting a school record for victories twice.

The 2018 season proved to be a record-breaking one for Detroit Mercy as the Titans registered new standards in a number of categories with the highest on the list totaling nine victories on the year, breaking the school mark of eight in 2015. The red, white and blue also registered a school-record five conference wins and posted a record five-game winning streak during the season.

As a team, the 2018 squad broke the school record in total points (261), goals (165), assists (96), shots (565), shots on goal (346), least turnovers per game (14.38) and goals-against average (9.36).

The Titans also were among the highest academic squads in the MAAC leading the league in honor roll and All-Academic selections. The squad also posted a 3.3 team GPA.

In 2017, he led the Titans back to the MAAC Championship semifinals after the program was picked to miss the conference tournament in the preseason polls.

In 2016, men's lacrosse team had a banner year in the classroom as 29 student-athletes earned a spot on the MAAC Academic Honor Roll - tops in the league - while Detroit Mercy led the MAAC for the fifth-straight year with 20 members on the All-Academic Team. In addition, Paul Bitetti was selected a USILA Scholar All-American, just the second player in program history to earn that honor.

In the fall of 2016, former standouts Mike Birney and Paul Bitetti were both chosen in Major League Lacrosse's Supplemental Draft by the Ohio Machine and Atlanta Blaze, respectively.