Mike Collins
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Assistant Coach | 2nd 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.

2014 Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Spencer CarlsonSOWR6-0185Britton, S.D.Britton-Hecla High School
2Ajallade HennisSOCB5-10160Schaumburg, Ill.James B. Conant High School
3Zach ElySRWR6-0185Colton, S.D.West Central High School
4Justin SummersSOQB6-0190West Jordan, UtahKearns High School
5Austin RossJRCB5-11175Chester, S.D.Colman-Egan High School
8Derek BoseSOWR5-7145Brandon, S.D.Brandon Valley High School
8Aaron GronwaldSRCB6-1200Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
11Cooper HausmannSOCB5-10180Sioux Falls, S.D.University of Sioux Falls (S.D.)
12Nic BehrensJRDB  Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau Public High School
13Tanner HubbardSOK6-1160Aurora, Colo.Grandview High School
14Matt GroffSRCB6-0190Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
16Billy BushongJRLB6-0185Phoenix, Ariz.Copper Canyon High School
17Shay BaysingerSOWR5-11165Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School
18Malique TaylorSOCB5-10205Oceanside, Calif.Rancho Buena Vista High School
19Brendon WaldnerSOWR5-9160Madison, S.D.Madison High School
21Levi SauderSOS5-9175Bryant, S.D.Hamlin High School
23Jairon GacostaSORB5-6140Suisun City, Calif.Armijo High School
25Preston PowellJRS6-0215Forney, TexasForney High School
27Peter Ktestakis-MalagaJRRB5-9170West Jordan, UtahKearns High School
30Weston HoglundJRLB5-10195Langford, S.D.Langford Area High School
32Dylan VandeGardeSRRB6-1190Sibley, IowaSibley-Ocheyedan High School
33Jacob PattersonSORB5-9180Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau High School
42Ben KullosJRLB5-9205Peoria, Ariz.Liberty High School
45Malka WilsonSORB5-10180Omaha, Neb.Westside High School
46Cole PotterSOTE6-1190Winfred, S.D.Howard High School
47Tyrell SmithSOLB5-10195Reno, Nev.Damonte Ranch High School
48Trevor KenobbieJRLB6-3250Wessington Springs, S.D.Wessington Springs High School
51Jose CarranzaSOOL6-0210Vista, Calif.Rancho Buena Vista High School
53Hank TollesonSODE6-2205Phoenix, Ariz.St. Mary's High School
58Eric WahlSOOL6-4220Port Angeles, Wash.Port Angeles High School
60Clifton MarshallSOOL5-10285Bellwood, Ill.Proviso East High School
62Travis BodinSOOL5-11230Spring Creek, Neb.Spring Creek High School
64Dillon CampbellSOOL6-4250Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Lake Havasu High School
65Matt WilesJROL6-6305Brookings, S.D.Brookings High School
66David RiehleSOOL6-1245Hereford, Ariz.Buena High School
71Chris HubbellSOOL6-2300Colton, S.D.Tri-Valley High School
73Zac WoodsSROL6-3295Cherokee, IowaWashington High School
74Austin YoungSODL6-4320Fort Myers, Fla.Riverdale High School
77Ayson JonesSODL6-2245Madison, S.D.Madison High School
80Marty HargroveSOWR6-1185Sparks, Nev.Reed High School
84Bobby TischJRTE6-4240New Ulm, Minn.Minnesota Valley High School
90Ashton ThrashSODE6-5195Newberry Springs, Calif.Silver Valley High School
94Steven GramSODL6-0300Deary, IdahoTroy Jr./Sr. High School
99Tyler PoggemeyerJRDE6-1215Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Lake Havasu High School
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  • Nov. 2 - Football vs Mayville State University - L 20-14 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 26 - Football vs South Dakota School of Mines & Tech. - L 69-25 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 19 - Football vs Briar Cliff University - L 37-31 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 12 - Football vs University of Jamestown - W 31-28 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 5 - Football vs Dakota Wesleyan University - L 23-14 - recap - stats