Don Sicko

Don Sicko (born July 28 , 1946)

Teams coached: Detroit Mercy Titans
Detroit Mercy record: 57-88 (.393)
Overall record: 57-88 (.393)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1982-1987 Detroit Mercy
1980-1982 Michigan (asst)
1979-1980 Kent State (asst)

Don Sicko Facts

  • Donald M. Sicko
  • Born July 28, 1946
  • Alma Mater: Wayne State University (BA, 1970)
  • Started out as the head boys’ basketball coach at Archdiocese of Detroit Schools (1968-73) and Shrine HS (MI) (1973-79)
    • Was briefly an assistant at Detroit Mercy in 1979, but quit after just four months in the program
  • Instead, Sicko spent the 1979-80 season at Kent State as an assistant under Ed Douma
  • Then worked for two seasons as an assistant for Bill Frieder and the Michigan Wolverines
  • Hired in 1982 to be the head coach at Detroit Mercy, leading the Titans the next five years
    • Only finished above-.500 once (16-12 in 1984-85) but the following year went 14-15 and was the MCC Co-COY
    • Parted ways with UDM after a 0-3 start to the 1987-88 season; went 57-88 overall at the helm
  • Left coaching and worked in the private sector, both in and outside the basketball world
    • Had stints calling Michigan basketball games on the radio, working as a basketball writer and a college scout, as well as time spent working sales (including some time at Reebok)
    • Returned to coaching for four years (2001-05), serving as head coach at Notre Dame HS in Pontiac, Michigan

Don Sicko Coaching Tree

  • John Mulroy (Detroit Mercy)