Associate Head Coach
Georgia State University
Coach Ray McCallum, who has over 30 years coaching college basketball (nineteen as a head coach). In eight years, Coach McCallum rebuilt the Detroit Titans from the bottom of the Horizon League when he took over, to title contenders and a Horizon League championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012. During his time, there the Titans increased their conference win total in every season and increased its place in the regular season standings during that stretch. He has amassed 300 victories and made six postseasons runs!
Coach hugely successful coaching stops also include, his alma mater Ball State (126-76 record), Wisconsin, Michigan, Houston, Oklahoma, Indiana and now GSU! Sixteen of his player Titans went on to play professionally. Six have suited up in the NBA Summer League since 2012, while his son and former Horizon League Player of the Year Ray McCallum has currently played three seasons in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.
An outstanding player in his own right, McCallum was a member of two state championship teams at Central High School in Muncie, Ind. As a senior he was Most Valuable Player of the state championship game after leading Central to its second straight state title.
At BSU he was named the MAC’s Freshman of the Year after leading the Cardinals in scoring with 16.5 points per game. McCallum led the Cardinals in scoring four straight years, led them to a MAC championship, and led them to their first ever NCAA Tournament bid, was named MAC Player of the Year and Conference first-team all-conference honors. Additionally, he won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s best senior under six-feet tall.
His jersey was the first ever to be retired by BSU. Ray with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology. One week after graduation, his hometown team the Indiana Pacers selected him in the 1983 NBA Draft Ray Sr, and his wife, Wendy, are the proud parents of a daughter, Brittany Rae (25) and son Ray Michael (23), who was selected 36th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.