|Ray McCallum, Sr.|
March 6, 1961 |
West Memphis, Arkansas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Ball State (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 – MAC Tournament Championship (1995, 2000)
1 – MAC Regular Season Championship (1998)
Ray McCallum, Sr. (born March 6, 1961) is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach for the men's basketball team at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is also a former player and head coach of Ball State University. From 2006 to 2008 McCallum served as an assistant coach at Indiana University. Previously, he also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma.
McCallum won Indiana High School Athletic Association Championships in both his junior and senior year at Muncie Central High School. At Ball State he scored 2,109 points during his career and was Player of the Year in the Mid-American Conference his senior year. In 1983 he was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is an annual college basketball award in the United States intended to honor shorter–than–average players who excel on the court despite their size. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 8th round of the 1983 draft with the 164th pick overall. His jersey (10) is one of two numbers retired at Ball State, along with Bonzi Wells's 42.
McCallum's coaching record at Ball State was 126–76.1 He guided the Cardinals to two NCAA appearances during his tenure.
McCallum has a son, Ray McCallum, Jr., who played basketball for the University of Detroit Mercy for three seasons. He was considered a top-flight prospect in high school and had offers to play for more prestigious institutions, but decided to play for his father. McCallum, Jr. was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.
|Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference) (1993–2000)|
|1994–95||Ball State||19–11||11–7||4th||NCAA 1st Round|
|1997–98||Ball State||21–8||14–4||T–1st (West)||NIT 1st Round|
|1998–99||Ball State||16–11||10–8||2nd (West)|
|1999–00||Ball State||22–9||11–7||T–1st (West)||NCAA 1st Round|
|Ball State:||126–76 (.624)||77–49 (.611)|
|Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (2000–2004)|
|2001–02||Houston||18–15||9–7||2nd (National)||NIT (opening round)|
|Houston:||44–73 (.376)||24–40 (.375)|
|Detroit Titans (Horizon League) (2008–present)|
|2011–12||Detroit||22–14||11–7||T-3rd||NCAA 1st Round|
|2012–13||Detroit||20–13||12–4||2nd||NIT (opening round)|
|Detroit:||100–99 (.502)||50–54 (.480)|