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Scott Collins   |   Head Women's Soccer Coach

Alma Mater: University of Central Arkansas

E-mail: scollins@ecollege.edu

Soccer (W): Scott Collins

Scott Collins enters his first season as head women’s soccer coach at Ecclesia College after being named to the position on July 9, 2020. Before landing the top spot at Ecclesia College, Collins helped guide multiple programs to success on the field and in the classroom with stints at Rollins College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of Arkansas.

During his two years in Fort Myers, Collins helped FGCU post a 28-9-2 record, capturing back to back ASUN Regular Season and Conference Tournament Championships. As the recruiting coordinator for the Eagles, Collins’ brought in recruiting classes ranked among the best, including the No. 37 class in 2016 and No. 17 class in 2017. The 2017 season was a historic one as FGCU earned 11 All-Conference selections, the most in ASUN history and the maximum a program can earn. Among those 11 were six First Team selections including the ASUN Goalkeeper of the Year (Melissa Weck) and the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year (Ashley Parks). Later, FGCU would again earn the maximum number of honors when five players were selected to the All-Southeast Region Teams. Only FGCU, South Carolina, and UCF placed five honorees on the All- Southeast Region Teams.

In his first year in Fort Myers, the Eagles finished the year 14-5-1 and 6-0-1 in conference action, extending their conference unbeaten streak to 44 which currently ranks 4 th all-time in NCAA Division I history and the longest active streak in the country. Led by 3-time ASUN Player of the Year, Tabby Tindell, FGCU earned seven postseason ASUN accolades, including four First-Team All-Conference honorees. The awards would continue, as Tindell would later become FGCU's first NSCAA All- American, earning Third Team honors to highlight a total of four players garner NSCAA All-Southeast Region honors, a new program-best.

Prior to joining FGCU, Collins spent four years at the University of Arkansas under head coach, Colby Hale. In 2012, the staff’s first year in charge, Arkansas saw a 5.5 game improvement from the year before, the first ever win over a ranked opponent, and its first berth to the SEC Tournament since 2000. The success continued in 2013 and 2014, as the Razorbacks were able to capture their first win in the SEC Tournament since 1997 in 2013 along with the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament berths, reaching the Sweet Sixteen and Round of 32 respectively. While at Arkansas, Collins spent four years working with standout Ashleigh Ellenwood, who was drafted #39 overall in the 2016 NWSL draft.

In addition to his role with the university, Collins also served as the Academy Director and Staff Coach for Arkansas Comets FC. In his six years with the 96’ boys, he was able to help them capture six titles and become the first ever team from Arkansas to win the Region III Southern Premier League. As the Academy Director, he oversaw 120+ youth soccer players and their development, while leading the 04 Girls who captured an Arkansas State Championship.

Scott currently lives in Fayetteville, AR and attends church at Fellowship Fayetteville.

Collins currently holds a;
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level III
NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level II
NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level I
NSCAA Attacking Principles of Play Diploma
NSCAA Defending Principles of Play Diploma
NSCAA Key Moments in the Game Diploma
NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Futsal Level 1 Diploma
NSCAA Small Sided Games: 4v4, 7v7, and 9v9 Diploma
NSCAA LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion Diploma