Mike Collins (American football)

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Mike Collins
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive Coordinator
Team Louisiana–Monroe
Conference Sun Belt
Biographical details
Born (1960-12-13) December 13, 1960 (age 55)
Playing career
1979–1982 Northeast Louisiana
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984 Northeast Louisiana (GA)
1985–1990 Ouachita HS (AR) (DC)
1991–1997 McNeese State (LB)
1998 Northeast Louisiana (LB)
1999–2002 Louisiana–Monroe (DC)
2002 Louisiana–Monroe (interim HC)
2003 LSU (strength/conditioning intern)
2004 LSU (LB)
2005–2006 Northwestern State (AHC/DC)
2007 Kilgore HS (TX) (LB)
2008 McNeese State (LB)
2009–2010 McNeese State (AHC/DB)
2011–2012 McNeese State (AHC/DC/DB)
2013–2015 Sam Houston St. (AHC/DC/LB)
2016–present Louisiana–Monroe (AHC/DC/LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 3–6

Mike Collins (born December 13, 1960) an American football coach and former player. He is currently defensive coordinator of Sam Houston State. He has formerly coached two different stints as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at McNeese State University.[1] Collins was named the interim head football coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) during the 2002 season.[2]

ULM announced that Collins would be the permanent hire for head coach at the end of the 2002 season, but four months into his tenure he resigned after an April 2003 arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.[2] He later fought the charge and won in court.[2]

On May 15, 2013, Sam Houston State announced Mike Collins would replace Scott Stoker as Sam Houston's defensive coordinator.[3]

On December 20, 2015, new Louisiana–Monroe coach Matt Viator announced that Collins would be returning to the Warhawks' staff as defensive coordinator.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Louisiana–Monroe Indians[n 1] (Sun Belt Conference) (2002)
2002 Louisiana–Monroe 3–6 2–4 T-4th
Louisiana–Monroe: 3–6 2–4
Total: 3–6


  1. ^ Collins served as interim head coach after Bobby Keasler was fired during the season.


  1. ^ "McNeese Athletics Staff Directory: Mike Collins". McNeese State Athletics. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Hunsucker, Adam (April 17, 2016). "A man called 'Stump': Collins relishes return to ULM". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mike Collins New Defensive Coordinator". GoBearkats.com. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ Hunsucker, Adam (December 20, 2015). "Collins returning to ULM as defensive coordinator". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 

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