Coach Rick Titus Bio

Rick Titus is now the second varsity men's soccer coach appointment, as the team heads into it's third indoor season of play for 2017. Before taking the position at UTM, Rick Titus was the League 1 Ontario head coach for the North Mississauga Panthers. Mr. Titus was also an integral part of the Toronto FC Academy as a head coach for the U14 and U16 academy teams, and also a regional scout for the Mississauga / Brampton region. During his time at TFC Academy, he was responsible for the recruitment of many of the academies top players, and as a head coach his team won the Ontario Youth Soccer League division title, and were finalist in the OYSL championship. Mr. Titus holds a " National B " certificate, and has an extensive coaching and playing background in the sport scanning over 20 years.

Prior to Toronto FC, Titus was an accomplished grassroots coach and mentor with North Mississauga Soccer club. During his time with the club Mr. Titus would the lead the North Mississauga 98 Boys to a be the Ontario Cup champions in 2012, and 2013, as well as winning the National Canadian soccer championship title in 2012. Titus also served as a board member at NMSC as the Director of Competitive, in which he was responsible for coach retention, and programming from 2011 - 2014. Rick Titus was also the League 1 Ontario head coach for the North Mississauga Men's Program in the 2016 season as the club completed it's player pathway from youth to semi-professional play.

His professional playing career included a game with Toronto FC and successful stints with the Colorado Rapids, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Toronto Lynx.  Titus would go on to win the Defender of the year in 97 and 98 with the Toronto Lynx, in 2000 and 2001 with the Vancouver Whitecaps and also in 2002 with the Colorado Rapids.  In addition he earned a National Team selection for Trinidad and Tobago. In 2003, he would win an A-League championship with the Charleston Battery, and was the 2006 Toronto Lynx Most valuable player. In the year 2010 Titus would earn Defender of the year for the Canadian Soccer League. Currently, he is still playing over 35 soccer with Wexford Hi-Profile, who are the two time Canadian over 35 National Champions for 2015/2016 respectively.

Mr. Titus is also the owner of his newly formed sport club, aptly named Roots International Sports & Education ( R.I.S.E.). This is an initiative that he is taking on personally as a means to mentor youth players to be their very best on and off the field by instilling confidence, and personal growth in his program. With his new role at UTM, Rick is hoping to guide the team to a successful season, and to build a new standard of success at the OCAA level of play.