July 11, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Collins to become director of development at SIUE


Gary Collins (right), the head coach for the past 34 seasons at SIU Edwardsville, will leave his baseball post to become the school’s first full-time director of development for Intercollegiate Athletics.


Collins has posted a record 1,028-766-7 with the Cougars, more wins than any other coach in any sport at SIUE. He led the Cougars to 14 Regional berths and five appearances in the Division II College World Series. SIUE has played a Division I schedule for the past three seasons as it transitions to full Division I status.


Fund-raising has been part of Collins’ success in the past. He has helped secure more than $2 million for SIUE baseball, golf and wrestling.


Collins will report to Patrick Hundley, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, and indirectly to Dr. Brad Hewitt, Director of Athletics.


This is one of the final three positions to be added according to SIUE’s strategic plan for NCAA Division I.


(photo courtesy of SIUE Media Relations Office)