Nancy Collins

I’m originally from the Detroit area and, from a very young age, I was heavily involved in youth sports. I earned a second-degree black belt in Karate, was ranked top 5 softball catchers in the state of Michigan and played volleyball, soccer, basketball, and ice hockey. I started playing ice hockey for a boys’ house league at the age of 9 and from there I progressed to an elite travel program. I earned a spot in the Junior Olympic Hockey program and trained each summer at Lake Placid. I attended New Hampton School in NH where I was recently inducted into their athletic hall of fame. From there I earned an athletic scholarship and played Div 1 ice hockey at Northeastern University.  I received my degree at NU in geology and started my career in environmental consulting / remediation. That led me to project management where I managed corporate accounts, a crew of employees and worked on large scale remediation projects such as the BP oil spill. In my last role in the environmental field, I was a national line of business filtration expert and was responsible for an annual budget of 15 millions dollars.

In addition to my professional career, and athletic playing experience, I have been involved in coaching since the age of 16. I have experience coaching a wide range of age groups and skill levels from elementary school, high school, and Div 1 college level.

Following my recovery of a 4 year battle with a rare type of cancer, I joined the administration at Beaver as the Director of Athletics. Being able to combine my passion for athletics and my management experience has really been a dream come true.