Mike Collins
Mike Collins
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (715) 836-4515
Email: collinmj@uwec.edu
Season: 15th Year
  • UWEC's first women's hockey coach
  • Program has steadily improved since inaugural season in 2000-01
    • Has posted double-digit wins five of the past eight years, with most win coming in 2004-05 (15)
  • Has coached one AHCA All-American, Kristin Faber in 2010-11
  • Paige Turner earned honorable mention All-WIAC recognition last season in inaugural season of WIAC women’s hockey
  • Team has earned nine first team All-NCHA accolades, one second team and 21 honorable mentions
    • Kristin Faber was NCHA Player of the Year in 2010-11
  • Team has garnered 62 NCHA All-Academic Honors
    • Kristin Faber was NCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2010-11
    • Beth Dittrich was NCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2009-10
    • Amanda Schultz was NCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2005-06
  • Past Coaching Experience
    • One year as head coach for San Angelo Outlaws of the Western Professional Hockey League (1999-2000)
    • One year as associate head coach for Division I Lake Superior State in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (1998-99)
    • Head coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Amarillo Rattlers of the Western Professional Hockey League in Texas (1996-98)
    • Head coach and General Manager for the Bellingham Ice Hawks of the British Columbia Junior "A" Hockey League (1993-95)
    • Assistant coach and for the Washington-based Tri-City Americans of the Western Junior "A" Hockey League (1992-93)
    • Head coach for the Bellingham Ice Hawks of the British Columbia Junior "A" Hockey League (1990-92)
      • Took Bellingham to a divisional championship in its first year in the league and was named the Coach of the Year
    • Assistant coach for UW-River Falls (1987-89)
  • Playing Experience
    • College at UW-River Falls
      • Was part of the Falcons' first national championship team in 1983
    • Junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Provincial Junior "A" League for two years
    • Attended high school at General Vanier Secondary School
  • Since 1984, he has served as an instructor at numerous camps in Canada and the United States, several of which have included women
  • Holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from UW-River Falls.
  • Holds a master's degree in athletic administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
  • Also serves as an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology
  • Native of Cornwall, Ontario
  • Married to Shannon (a speech and language pathologist at UW-Eau Claire); Has two sons (Braxton and Hutson)

Last Updated: 8/12/14