Mike Collins
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Assistant Coach | 1st Season
Central Michigan University

Michael Collins

*The Diedes Used Cars* Defensive Coordinator


    Recruiting Area: Minnesota, California, Michigan

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Michael Collins comes to Dakota State from fellow NAIA and North Star Athletic Association conference member Jamestown College.  He spent one season there as the defensive back coach.  Under his tutelage, three players gained All-Conference honors and one was named co-defensive conference player of the year.

Prior to coaching at Jamestown College, Collins was at William Penn (Iowa) for four seasons.  He served as the wide receiver coach for three seasons and defensive back coach for one season.  During that time, the program saw a cumulative record of 33-12 with a Mid-States Football Association conference championship and a ranking as high as No. 4 in the NAIA.

While earning his Masters in May of 2010 in Business Leadership at William Penn, Collins assisted on teams that broke numerous school records as well as national records.  The 2010 season saw the NAIA national rushing records of 4,476 yards and 6.9 yards per carry.  Also during that time, Collins mentored three All-Conference wide receiver selections as well as four All-Conference defensive back selections.

Collins coached at Iowa Wesleyan in 2007 where he served as quarterback coach and assisted in implementing a new offensive scheme.  He also coordinated the special teams.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in coaching at Central Michigan University in May of 2007.  He was a student assistant coach for the NCAA Division I-A program in 2006.  Collins helped with the quarterbacks for the team that finished 10-4, won the Mid-American Conference championship and beat Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl for the first-ever bowl victory in school history.

2013 Roster
Roster for 2013 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Spencer CarlsonFRWR6-0185Britton, S.D.Britton-Hecla High School
2Ajallade HennisFRCB5-10160Schaumburg, Ill.James B. Conant High School
3Zach ElyJRWR6-0185Colton, S.D.West Central High School
4Josh LichtSRDE6-2260Estelline, S.D.Estelline High School
4Justin Summers*FRQB6-0190West Jordan, UtahKearns High School
5Austin RossSOCB5-11175Chester, S.D.Colman-Egan High School
7Cole WhisenhuntSRQB6-1200Chino Valley, Ariz.Chino Valley High School
8Derek BoseFRWR5-7145Brandon, S.D.Brandon Valley High School
8Aaron GronwaldJRCB6-1200Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
10Perry KingSRLB6-1205Valdosta, Ga.William Penn (Iowa)
11Cooper Hausmann*FRCB5-10180Sioux Falls, S.D.University of Sioux Falls (S.D.)
12Nic BehrensSODB  Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau Public High School
12Chad JohnSRLB5-11190Pleasant Grove, UtahSouthern Virginia
13Tanner HubbardFRK6-1160Aurora, Colo.Grandview High School
14Matt GroffJRCB6-0190Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
16Billy BushongSOLB6-0185Phoenix, Ariz.Copper Canyon High School
17Shay Baysinger*FRWR5-11165Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School
18Malique TaylorFRCB5-10205Oceanside, Calif.Rancho Buena Vista High School
19Brendon WaldnerFRWR5-9160Madison, S.D.Madison High School
20Blake KirschenmanSRCB5-8160Sioux Falls, S.D.Lennox High School
21Levi Sauder*FRS5-9175Bryant, S.D.Hamlin High School
23Jairon GacostaFRRB5-6140Suisun City, Calif.Armijo High School
25Preston PowellSOS6-0215Forney, TexasForney High School
27Peter Ktestakis-MalagaSORB5-9170West Jordan, UtahKearns High School
28Kris DearieSRRB5-11195Atascadero, Calif.Allan Hancock CC
30Weston HoglundSOLB5-10195Langford, S.D.Langford Area High School
32Dylan VandeGardeJRRB6-1190Sibley, IowaSibley-Ocheyedan High School
33Jacob PattersonFRRB5-9180Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau High School
41Eric TieszenFRLB5-11200Canistota, S.D.Canistota High School
42Ben KullosSOLB5-9205Peoria, Ariz.Liberty High School
45Malka WilsonFRRB5-10180Omaha, Neb.Westside High School
46Cole PotterFRTE6-1190Winfred, S.D.Howard High School
47Tyrell SmithFRLB5-10195Reno, Nev.Damonte Ranch High School
48Trevor KenobbieSOLB6-3250Wessington Springs, S.D.Wessington Springs High School
51Jose CarranzaFROL6-0210Vista, Calif.Rancho Buena Vista High School
53Hank TollesonFRDE6-2205Phoenix, Ariz.St. Mary's High School
58Eric WahlFROL6-4220Port Angeles, Wash.Port Angeles High School
60Clifton MarshallFROL5-10285Bellwood, Ill.Proviso East High School
62Travis BodinFROL5-11230Spring Creek, Neb.Spring Creek High School
64Dillon Campbell*FROL6-4250Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Lake Havasu High School
65Matt WilesSOOL6-6305Brookings, S.D.Brookings High School
66David RiehleFROL6-1245Hereford, Ariz.Buena High School
71Chris HubbellFROL6-2300Colton, S.D.Tri-Valley High School
73Zac WoodsJROL6-3295Cherokee, IowaWashington High School
74Austin YoungFRDL6-4320Fort Myers, Fla.Riverdale High School
77Ayson JonesFRDL6-2245Madison, S.D.Madison High School
80Marty HargroveFRWR6-1185Sparks, Nev.Reed High School
84Bobby TischSOTE6-4240New Ulm, Minn.Minnesota Valley High School
90Ashton ThrashFRDE6-5195Newberry Springs, Calif.Silver Valley High School
94Steven Gram*FRDL6-0300Deary, IdahoTroy Jr./Sr. High School
97Ronnie JorgensonSRDL6-2290Balaton, Minn.Tracy Area High School
99Tyler PoggemeyerSODE6-1215Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Lake Havasu High School
* Redshirt
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