Winston-Salem State hires ex-Hampton coach Collins
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem State hired Bobby Collins to lead the basketball team into its first Division I season.
Collins replaces Philip Stitt, who resigned after five seasons with a 91-54 record. Collins will sign a four-year contract worth more than $90,000 a year at Winston-Salem, which moves into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Collins is the sixth coach hired at WSSU since the late Big House Gaines retired after the 1992-93 season. He spent the past four seasons at Hampton, where he compiled a 65-57 record.
"Now I'm having this opportunity at Winston-Salem State in my home state, and it is very exciting," Collins said.
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