Jim Collins – First Base Coach

Coach Collins Sport Coached:
BaseballCoaching Position
Hitting CoachOccupation:
Project Manager, State Farm Insurance
Born:
January 23, 1960Birthplace:
Bloomington, ILFavorite Quote:
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.”

Favorite Athlete: 
Ryne Sandberg

Coaching Experience:

  • (2000 – 2006, 2010)      Summer Travel Baseball
  • (2004 – 2006)     Assistant Coach University H.S.
  • 2008 -2010  Normal West Varsity Assistant Coach
     

Playing Experience:

  • Baseball – 2 Years Varsity at NCHS
  • Softball – 10 Years Bloomington Hearts
     

Accomplishments:

  • 1978     Captain of NCHS Baseball Team
  • 1978     Pantagraph HS Baseball All-Star Game 
  • 1980 – 1990 Several Awards Playing for Bloomington Hearts
     

Favorite Baseball Memory: 

  • Watching two sons play baseball.
     

Personal:

  • Married to  Kelly …two sons (Jimmy & Michael) and two golden retrievers (Casey & Payton).