Oct. 17, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Cowboy Joe Club has announced the hiring of Tim Collins as Assistant Athletics Director for Development. Collins comes to Wyoming from Black Hills State University, where he was Assistant A.D. for Development and Fundraising.
Collins brings with him eight years of experience working in college athletics both in fundraising and as a college basketball coach.
Since 2011, Collins was involved in all facets of fundraising for Black Hills State Athletics, from the annual fund drive, to the athletic sponsorship program, to working on fundraising efforts for capital improvement projects.
University of Wyoming Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development Randy Welniak had this to say about Collins hiring, "We are very pleased to have Tim (Collins) join our development team. He brings a great deal of passion for intercollegiate athletics and is a great fit for this program.
"We have some very high fundraising goals for the University of Wyoming Athletics program, and Tim will have a positive impact on our ability to achieve these goals."
Collins began his professional career at the college level in 2005-06 as the Director of Basketball Operations at Cal State Fullerton. Collins then moved up to an assistant coaching position at Chadron State College in Nebraska from 2006-08. From 2008-10, Collins was an assistant coach at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. During his years at Lewis-Clark, he also served as an instructor in the kinesiology department, teaching classes on sports administration and coaching theory among other areas.
He moved to Black Hills State as an assistant basketball coach in 2010, and began making the move into an athletic administrative role during his time in Spearfish, eventually being promoted to the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Fundraising in 2011.
Collins received his bachelor's degree in humanities, with an emphasis on political science, from Loyola Marymount in May 2005. He completed a master's degree in organizational management and sport administration from Chadron State in May 2008.
He and his wife, Renee, have a three-month old daughter, Kennedy.