Detroit Coaching Staff Falling Apart As Season Approaches

Two members of the Detroit coaching staff have left the program in the past week. Assistant coach Derek Thomas resigned on Halloween, and assistant Carlos Briggs has apparently also resigned based on his attendance with the team.

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Former Detroit Coach Briggs Files Lawsuit

Former Detroit assistant coach Carlos Briggs alleges that he was wrongfully fired after reporting an affair he thought was taking place between the former athletic director and another Titan coach. Now he is looking for a big pay day, saying this has cost him other jobs.


Did Carlos Briggs Get Fired For Blowing Whistle?

Did Carlos Briggs get fired for ratting out the Detroit AD and his fellow assistant coach Derek Thomas? That is what he told the media in a statement released Wednesday.


Has Assistant Coach Carlos Briggs Left Detroit?

According to the Detroit News, it appears that Detroit assistant coach Carlos Briggs has left the Titan program. Briggs was not in attendance at practice on Thursday or Friday, and the school had no comment on his status with the team.

Unlike Derek Thomas who left the program last Wednesday, Briggs is still listed as a member of the coaching staff on the Detroit Athletics site.

But you have to wonder what is happening at the school that so many of the coaches have left within the last week. And it isn't just that they are leaving, but which coaches are the ones walking away -- if Briggs is actually gone.

Both Thomas and Briggs worked with the Titan guards, and that includes a very prominent player on the team who happens to be the head coach's son. Again, that could just be a coincidence, but it is hard to keep that out of mind when evaluating these staffing changes.


Mercy! Detroit AD, Asst. Coach Both Resign Wed.

Details are sparse but Detroit athletic director Keri Gaither and men's assistant basketball coach Derek Thomas both resigned Wednesday within two hours of each other. Neither one released a statement, nor did the school give any reason for the departures

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