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Christin (Christy) Collins has been named the new girls’ varsity basketball coach for the 2013-2014 school year at Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kan.
Coach Collins comes to Bishop Ward with nine years of coaching experience at the AAU and high school levels, most recently coaching the last three seasons as the junior varsity boys-varsity assistant at St. Mary’s High School in Independence, Mo. She currently runs the KC ACT Running Rebels Basketball Program (Grades 4-11) with her husband Albert and his parents Albert Sr. and Gayle Collins.
“I’m very excited to get to know all the girls at Bishop Ward,” coach Collins said. “It’s my first opportunity to be a head coach at a high school and I’m looking forward to building a program here. It’ll be a great season.”
Coach Collins completed her education at Park University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management and a Master of Business Administration. While at Park University, Collins was a member of the women’s basketball team as an NAIA Academic All-American.
Bishop Ward Athletic Director Greg Duggins cites Collins’ college playing career, high school coaching and AAU involvement as experience she will draw upon during the season.
“Coach Collins has a strong knowledge of the game, is highly committed and her philosophy is based on sound fundamentals,” Duggins said. “Coach Collins will strive to bring out the best in her players with dedication and enthusiasm. I know the Bishop Ward community will support coach Collins and her program as she brings a new sense of pride and spirit to Bishop Ward basketball.”