Collins worked as the director of player personnel at Army in the 2019 season. Prior to that, he spent 11 seasons (2008-18) at Saginaw Valley State. He led that program to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He had an overall record of 65-56 overall and was 58-49 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Collins was the head coach at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, from 1997-2007 and was the Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2006. He was 66-51 in 11 seasons. The program had a winning record in his last seven seasons.
Collins was also the head coach at the University of Dubuque from 1994-1996. He was 4-26 in three seasons.
From 1991-93, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Illinois Wesleyan University. He started his career as an assistant defensive backs coach at Central Michigan from 1989-90.