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Archie Collins
Archie Collins

Defensive Backs

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Alma Mater:
Michigan State

Archie Collins, a former defensive graduate assistant at Michigan State, was added to Dan Enos' staff in April 2013 as the Central Michigan cornerbacks coach.

On Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio's staff since 2010, Collins assisted with coaching the defensive backs and special teams in addition to recruiting. While at Michigan State, working under defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett, he helped six Spartans earn 10 all-conference honors and contributed to a Big Ten Championship in 2010.

Prior to his stint at Michigan State, Collins coached in the Detroit Public School League for seven years. Nine of his players earned all-state honors while 28 received all-city recognition.

Starting in 2006, Collins held the position of defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for Southeastern High School for three years, helping the Jugaleers capture back-to-back district and division championships in 2008-09. During his time at SHS, the Jugaleers recorded 15 shutouts, totaled 126 takeaways, and scored 16 defensive touchdowns.

In 2005, Collins was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Mackenzie High School.

Collins also served as defensive backs coach for two seasons at his high school alma mater, Cass Tech (2003-04). While at CTHS, the Technicians combined to record 29 interceptions and 22 pass break-ups and score four defensive touchdowns.

Collins played collegiately at Michigan State from 1996-97. A safety, he was a two-time letterwinner and was named the Special Teams Player of the Week twice for his performances against Penn State in 1996 and Purdue in 1997.

A Detroit native, Collins earned his bachelor's degree in finance (1998) and master's degree in kinesiology and coaching (2011) from Michigan State.

Collins and his wife, Brandi, have a daughter, Amber (9), and a son, Archie IV (3).

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