Prior to this appointment, Collins served four seasons as assistant to former Trojan head coach Jeff Forehand, providing leadership as the hitting instructor, as the coach for outfielders, with team defense and base running, and by heading up the recruiting efforts.
Trevecca's top baseball coaching position became available when Forehand resigned to take the position at cross-town
University President Dr. Dan Boone is confident in Collins’s leadership abilities. “We have selected Chris from a field of over 30 applicants, believing him to be a fit for Trevecca and a servant of our students,” Boone said.
Athletic Director Alan Smith is pleased to hire someone out of the Trevecca family. “It is always a bonus when you can hire someone who wore the Trojan colors; Chris has helped restore the pride in the Trevecca baseball tradition first as a player, then as an assistant coach. What might be most impressive is the type of people he has helped recruit over the last four years,” Smith said.
Collins looks forward to maintaining a winning tradition. “Some say it is more of a challenge to sustain a winning tradition than it is to build one, but the commitment that our players possess will help us continue the tradition we have started together,” Collins said.
Listen to radio interviews with Chris Collins on
Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:50 p.m.
WGFX 104.5 FM The Zone with Darren McFarland
Listen online: www.1045thezone.com
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 7:08 a.m.
WNSR 560 AM with Greg Pogue and David Coleman
Listen Online www.wnsr.com