Chris Collins (basketball)

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Chris Collins
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Collins as a Northwestern coach in 2015
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northwestern
Conference Big Ten Conference
Record 29–36 (.446)
Biographical details
Born (1974-04-20) April 20, 1974 (age 41)
Playing career
1992–1996 Duke
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Detroit Shock (assistant)
Seton Hall (assistant)
Duke (assistant)

Christopher Ryan Collins (born April 1974) is an American basketball player and coach from Northbrook, Illinois. He is currently the head coach at Northwestern University. Collins previously served as associate head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team and is the son of National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Doug Collins.[1]

Collins awards in high school included Illinois Mr. Basketball,[2] McDonald's All American,[2] and McDonald's All American 3 point champion. After graduating from Glenbrook North High School he went on to play at Duke University. Collins received many honors for his play at Duke and was named to the All-ACC rookie team as a freshman in 1993. During his senior year, he was team captain, named Second Team All-ACC and also was awarded the Swett-Baylin Memorial Trophy, which is a trophy for Duke's MVP. He was the first player from Glenbrook North ever to play in college.

After graduating from Duke, he played professional basketball in Finland for two years. Collins returned to the United States and became an assistant coach in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for the Detroit Shock for one year and at Seton Hall for two years under Tommy Amaker. In 2000, he returned to his alma mater at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate coach in the summer of 2008.[1]

He was instrumental in Duke's signing of Jon Scheyer, a fellow Glenbrook North Mr. Basketball winner (2006), who, like Collins, had also considered attending Illinois.

When Bill Carmody was fired as head coach of Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball in March 2013, Collins was immediately mentioned as a primary target.[2] Collins' hiring was announced March 27.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Northwestern 14–19 6–12 T–10th
2014–15 Northwestern 15–17 6–12 T–10th
Northwestern: 29–36 (.446) 12–24 (.333)
Total: 29–36 (.446)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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