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Oct 21, 2018
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Fresno State athletics makes major new hire

Fresno State has hired Tim Collins as its senior associate athletics director for development, the university’s director of athletics Terry Tumey announced on Tuesday.

According to Fresno State athletics Collins has worked in college athletics as a fundraiser and basketball coach. He spent the last five seasons as associate director of athletics for development at the University of Wyoming.

Collins will be responsible for all fundraising activities for Fresno State’s Athletic Department and will report directly to Tumey, according to a report on the department’s website.

“Tim’s contributions to our program will be focused on celebrating current relationships, which have been critically important to the success of our student-athletes in competition and in the classroom, while also broadening our appeal and reach to individuals with the ability to help us elevate and sustain our athletic enterprise at the highest levels,” Tumey said of Collins to the department of athletics.

He will work in partnership with University Advancement to ensure cooperation with campus wide development efforts, according to the release.

Collins was director of basketball operations at Cal State Fullerton from 2005-06. He then became an assistant coach at Chadron State College of Nebraska from 2006-08.

He also coached at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, and in 2010 he moved on to Black Hills State as an assistant basketball coach.

Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities with an emphasis on political science from Loyola Marymount University in May of 2005. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management and sports administration from Chadron State University in 2008.

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