Jake Padilla

Jake Padilla joined the program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2019 and will serve as the Titans' offensive coordinator and recruiting director.

In his first season, the Titan offense was off to a blistering start until the season was canceled as through three games, the red, white and blue tallied 44 goals, the most ever in the first three games of the year, as well as setting a school record with 20 goals against Bellarmine. The Titans ranked first in the MAAC and 14th in the country in shot percentage (.345) and were second in the MAAC and 28th in DI in man-up offense at 40.0 percent (6-of-15) and second in the conference in scoring (12.5).

"Jake brings a wealth of knowledge of the game and has worked at the club, high school and collegiate levels, experiencing success everywhere he has been," said head coach Chris Kolon '09 (MBA). "His coaching philosophy fits right into our program and he will be a great asset to help build the championship culture we strive for."

He comes to the Motor City from Colorado Mesa University, where he was the lead assistant for the Mavericks, helping guide the program to a conference championship appearance supported by an offensive unit that finished the season as the fourth-highest NCAA D-II scoring offense per game with a 15.78 average.

Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Rutgers from 2016 to 2018, working primarily with the Scarlet Knights faceoff and goalie units. During that time, he coached goalie Max Edelmann to All-Big Ten honors and his faceoff unit saw an increase in winning percentage as primary faceoff specialist Joe Francisco improved from a 43.0 percent to a 57 percent clip.

He was also the recruiting director and offensive assistant at Oberlin College and recruiting director and defensive assistant at Wabash College. He has also been heavily involved at the prep scene coaching high schools and clubs around the greater Chicago area.

Originally from Western Spring, Illinois, he played collegiately at Hobart College.