Collums takes over for former Head Coach Chris Thomsen, who led the Wildcats to the playoffs 6 times. The Wildcats were 8-3 in 2011 and advanced to the NCAA division 2 playoffs. The work to maintain that tradition is underway, and Collums adjusting to the view as the head coach.
"It felt a little strange at times, for about 15-20 minutes there, doing from offense to defense. I'm going to have to find a balance, and by the end of spring ill have it, but I certainly don't have that yet, and where I need to be, and the kind of input that people need from me." Says Collums.
Offensively the wildcats are led by 3 year starter Mitchell Gale. The defense has to find a way to replace Ashton Whiteside. Friday will be the 1st day for full pads.