Sporting blitz, week of Nov. 5


Sporting Blitz

OU Football Club

Oakland defeated Wright State 35-24 to become the Great Lakes East Champions. 

Men’s Golf

Mark Engel was named the interim head coach for the men’s golf program, announced by Athletic Director Jeff Konya Oct. 31. Engel joined the Oakland coaching staff as an assistant coach this summer and has 24 years head coaching experience.

Engel spent the previous 24 seasons as the head coach of the men’s programs at the University of Detroit Mercy, leading the Titans to six Horizon League championships, with the most recent coming in 2010. Engel had the most consistent golf program in the Horizon League finishing in the top three  In 13 of the last 18 seasons, Engel’s Titans finished in the top three.

Engel is a four-time Horizon League Coach of the Year (1992, 1999, 2007, 2010) who has produced 29 Academic All-Horizon League selections during his tenure.


Oakland extended its winning streak to four matches following its 25-22, 25-19, 25-16 victory at Wright State, and improved to 16-9 (8-2).

Oakland’s defense had four players finish with double figures in digs, led by Taylor Humm’s 21.

The Golden Grizzlies play next on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. to play UIC on the road.