Spencer Pappas enters his third season as assistant coach of the Titans in 2016-17. He joined the University of Detroit Mercy men’s soccer team for the start of the 2014 season as an assistant coach.

In his two seasons as the assistant coach for the Titans, the team has finished with winning records and qualified for the Horizon League Championship tournament in each season. In 2015, the Titans went 7-5-8 and dropped just one game during the conference season, going 3-1-5. Detroit Mercy also earned its first victory in program history over the University of Michigan, winning 2-1 in Ann Arbor. As a squad, the team notched the second-lowest goals against average in school history (0.99) and three Titans were named All-Horizon League.

Pappas helped coach the Titans to a 9-7-4 record and a share of the Horizon League regular season crown in 2014. The squad held the opposition to the fewest goals per game (0.89) in school histoy, allowing just 19 goals in 20 contests. Pappas helped coach Spiro Pliakos to Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors.