Head Coach Mike Collins
Mike Collins is beginning his fifth season as the Huskies head baseball coach in 2010. Bloomsburg narrowly missed reaching the PSAC playoffs in Collins' first three seasons.
The youthful 2008 Huskies staff were eliminated from the playoffs in the final weekend of the season. Three of the top starters who were on the shelf due to injury in 2008 return in 2009 to anchor a talented and deep pitching staff. Seven of the nine starters return to a strong 2009 line-up. Collins has also helped the Huskies lower their team ERA by more than two runs per game from 2006 to 2007 (6.97 to 4.91) and also improve the team's fielding percentage in the same period (.926 to .946) and batting average (.282 to .303), while scoring more than six runs per game.
Collins came to Bloomsburg after spending four seasons as the top assistant at the Binghamton University.
A former Division I player, Collins was very instrumental in the recruiting process for Binghamton, and has played a prominent role in the success of the Bearcats program helping the team to a berth in the America East playoffs in just the fourth season of Division One competition. He also holds a successful Crack of the Bat summer and winter camps for youngsters in the Greater Binghamton area.
Collins previously served as head coach at Keystone College, compiling a 90-75 overall mark for the junior college in La Plume, Pa. His 2001 team won a school-record 18 consecutive games en route to a 28-12 record and runner-up finish in Region 19. In 2000 and 2001, Collins-coached teams earned pre-season national rankings, and he produced 11 all-region and two All-America players during his tenure at Keystone.
Collins played Division I baseball at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia before graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in politics in 1996. He was a two-time team captain and four-year letterwinner.