Stacy Collins Joins Boise State Football Staff – broncosports.com

BOISE, Idaho – Stacy Collins has been added to the Boise State football staff and will be the special teams coordinator and coach the edge position, Bronco head coach Andy Avalos announced, Wednesday.
 
“We’ve seen first-hand what kind of coach Stacy Collins is from his time at Utah State, but he’s also a high-character individual that will fit in well with our culture here at Boise State,” Avalos said. “His primary concern isn’t just building great football players, but building outstanding young men that are prepared to do great things when their football careers are over, and that’s what this program is all about.”
 
Collins spent the last five seasons at Utah State, including last year as the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach. In 2019, he was the Aggies’ special teams coordinator and running backs coach, he mentored inside linebackers in 2017-18 and served as the special teams coordinator in 2016.
 
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the Boise State family and working with Coach Avalos,” Collins said. “The tradition of Boise State Football, the success they’ve had both on and off the field, makes this a destination job in college football. There’s also a great tradition here with the special teams play, and I’m looking forward to continuing on that tradition, as well as working with the defensive staff and continuing to build on the great product they’ve already been putting on the field.
 
“Being a Northwest native, I also understand how great this community is, and I’m excited to be part of it. Being able to raise my kids here is phenomenal.”
 
During the 2019 campaign, placekicker Dominik Eberle was All-Mountain West First Team and a Pro Football Focus Honorable Mention All-American. He set 14 school records in his career and signed a free agent contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Savon Scarver was All-Mountain West First Team as a return specialist while Collins was named the Mountain West Special Teams Coordinator of the Year.
 
Utah State led the nation in turnovers forced (32), interceptions (22) and three-and-outs forced per game (5.69) in 2018 and was ranked third nationally with six defensive touchdowns. Collins mentored sophomore David Woodward, a Pro Football Focus All-America first-team and Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honoree. Woodward also garnered All-America third-team accolades from the Associated Press.
 
Collins served as the Aggies’ defensive coordinator for the New Mexico Bowl that season, a 52-13 victory over North Texas, and Utah State finished No. 22 in the Associated Press poll.
 
In 2017, Utah State ranked 19th nationally in passing yards allowed (182.5 per game) and was in the top 10 in defensive touchdowns, forced fumbles and turnovers forced.
 
During the 2016 season, Collins helped Utah State rank third in the Mountain West and 38th nationally in kickoff return defense (19.47 yards per return).
 
Prior to Utah State, Collins was the head coach at Division II South Dakota School of Mines for four seasons and led the Hardrockers to winning seasons in 2013 and 2015.
 
In 2014, South Dakota School of Mines set single-season school records for first downs, passing yards and total yards. Over the 2014-15 seasons, 14 student-athletes earned all-conference honors.
 
Collins spent the 2011 season as the special teams coordinator at Portland State when placekicker Zach Brown was an All-American.
 
From 2008-10, Collins was the special teams coordinator and linebackers/defensive line coach at Central Washington. Placekicker Garrett Rolsma was an All-American and two-time all-conference selection for the Wildcats.
 
Other stops in the journey for Collins include Southern Oregon (defensive coordinator, 2007), Idaho State (linebackers, 2005-06), Western Washington (linebackers, 2003-04/special teams coordinator, 2004), South Dakota School of Mines (defensive coordinator/safeties, 2002) and Western Oregon (linebackers, 1998-2001).
 
At Western Washington in 2004, Collins coached punter Mike Koenen, who went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL.
 
In addition to his collegiate experience, Collins coached three seasons (1999-2001) for the Vienna (Austria) Vikings of the European Federation of American Football. The Vikings won Austrian national championships each season.
 
Collins played linebacker at Western Oregon for four seasons (1993-97). He earned a bachelor’s degree from the school in physical education (1998) and added a master’s in education (2001).
 
A native of Sutherlin, Ore., Collins and his wife, Mandi, have four daughters, Kayla, Mackenzie, Kylee and Mackenna.
 

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