Head coach Jeff Monken announced the hiring of coaching veteran Jim Collins as Army West Point's new Director of Player Personnel. Collins arrives at West Point after 11 years at the helm of Saginaw Valley State. Collins will head the player personnel department and contribute to all recruiting efforts. In 11 seasons, Collins led SVSU to the NCAA Division II playoffs on three different occasions in 2009, 2011, and 2013. His program won a share of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Championship in both his 2011 and 2012 seasons, as well as claiming the North outright in 2013.
In his tenure at SVSU, Collins coached an All-American at the linebacker position, at the receiver position, and at the safety position, while also helping three to Academic All-American praise. In addition, Collins tutored the GLIAC Player of the Year, the two-time GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year, two Defensive Back of the Year and GLIAC Freshman of the Year. Collins has also had over 100 of his athletes attain status on the All-Academic team. Read more.