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Coaching Staff

Spencer Pappas
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Spencer Pappas returns for his second season as assistant coach of the Titans in 2015. He joined the University of Detroit Mercy men’s soccer team for the start of the 2014 season as an assistant coach.

“This is a tremendous hire for our soccer program and as a whole for UDM,” said Coach Deren. “His hard work and dedication will enhance our program as we look to make a run at a Horizon League Championship. He will serve as a great liaison and a solid resource for our young men."

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.

Pappas was as an assistant coach at Albion for the last two seasons leading training sessions, organizing all aspects of recruiting. Pappas is also currently serving as the head coach for the Michigan Jaguars FC in Novi. He was the head coach for the Jackson Rush Soccer Club High School Boys team and the assistant for the U15 Boys team. Prior to working with Jackson Club Soccer, he assisted with the TNT Soccer Club in Lansing as a head coach for the Boys U17 team and assisting the Boys U18 team.

Pappas earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State and had a specialization in coaching. He has assisted with many soccer camps dating back to 2008 in places such as Lyons Township, Bowling Green, Oakland, and Michigan State.

He owns a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “D” and “E” License as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma.


Keith Jarema
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Keith Jarema joined the University of Detroit Mercy men’s soccer staff prior to the start of the 2013 season specializing in working with the team’s goalkeepers. The 2015 season will be his third season on the Detroit coaching staff.

Jarema helped coach goalkeeper Nathan Steinwascher to Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year honors as well as Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2014, the first time in league history that a played has received both accolades.

The Titan goalkeepers were also integral in the success of a record-setting defense in 2014 that allowed just 19 goals in 20 games for a school-record 0.89 goals against average for the season.

He owns a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “B” License, a USSF National “Goalkeeping” License as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) "B" Premier diploma he earned in June 2014.

Jarema came to Detroit after working extensively with a number of local programs.

He was on the Marygrove men’s soccer staff in 2012 and prior to that worked with both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Michigan. In 2011 and 2012, he served with the UM men’s team and from 2008-11 he was with the women’s program in Ann Arbor. Before spending time in Ann Arbor, he was with Rochester College working with both the men’s and women’s team since 2006.

Jarema is currently serving as the Director of Goalkeeping in addition to coaching the Michigan Burn club team.

He works with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and has served as an evaluator with ODP in Michigan since 2007.