Jim Collins (American Football Coach)
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Jim Collins American Football Coach
Jim Collins
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator
Biographical details
Born (1966-09-08) September 8, 1966 (age 54)
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989-1990Central Michigan (GA)
1991-1993Illinois Wesleyan (OC)
1997-2007Capital (OH)
2008-2018Saginaw Valley State
2020-presentDayton (OC/QB)
Head coaching record
Tournaments4-3 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
0-3 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
3x GLAIC North Division (2011-2013)
OAC Coach of the Year (2001, 2003, 2006)

Ohio College Coach of the Year (2006)

Jim Collins (born September 8, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the Army Black Knights of the United States Military Academy. He is the former head football coach of Saginaw Valley State University (from 2008-2018),[1]Capital University (from 1997-2007), and the University of Dubuque (from 1994-1996).

Coaching career

Collins is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the Army Black Knights football program, being announced for the position by the West Point Athletics Department on March 19, 2019.[2]

His previous position was as the head football coach at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. Saginaw Valley made the playoffs three times during Collins' tenure (2009, 2011, and 2013).[1] Prior to that as the head football coach at Capital University, Collins recorded 66 wins and 51 losses in 11 seasons, which ranks him second all time in wins and second in all-time winning percentage (.564) for the school. Capital made the NCAA Division III playoffs in each of Collins' last three seasons.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dubuque Spartans (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1994-1996)
1994 Dubuque 1-9 1-7 8th
1995 Dubuque 2-8 2-6 T-6th
1996 Dubuque 1-9 0-8 9th
Dubuque: 4-26 3-21
Capital Crusaders (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1997-2007)
1997 Capital 3-7 2-7 T-7th
1998 Capital 1-9 0-9 10th
1999 Capital 2-8 2-7 T-7th
2000 Capital 3-7 2-7 T-8th
2001 Capital 7-3 6-3 T-3rd
2002 Capital 6-4 6-3 4th
2003 Capital 8-2 7-2 3rd
2004 Capital 7-3 6-3 T-3rd
2005 Capital 10-3 7-2 T-2nd L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
2006 Capital 11-2 8-1 2nd L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
2007 Capital 8-3 7-2 2nd L NCAA Division III First Round
Capital: 66-51 53-46
Saginaw Valley State (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2008-2018)
2008 Saginaw Valley State 7-3 7-3 T-3rd
2009 Saginaw Valley State 9-3 8-2 T-2nd
2010 Saginaw Valley State 4-7 4-7 7th (North)
2011 Saginaw Valley State 7-4 7-3 T-1st (North) L NCAA Division II First Round
2012 Saginaw Valley State 8-3 7-3 T-1st (North)
2013 Saginaw Valley State 9-3 9-1 1st (North) L NCAA Division II First Round
2014 Saginaw Valley State 2-9 2-8 7th (North)
2015 Saginaw Valley State 1-10 1-9 8th (North)
2016 Saginaw Valley State 5-5 5-5 4th (North)
2017 Saginaw Valley State 5-6 3-6 T-7th
2018 Saginaw Valley State 8-3 5-3 4th
Saginaw Valley State: 65-56 56-50
Total: 135-133
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b "Head football coach Jim Collins leaving SVSU for a position with Army football". Saginaw Valley State. 2019-02-25. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Collins Added to Football Staff". March 19, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Saginaw Valley State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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