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Collins, Bryan

Bryan Collins

Induction Year: 2024

Category: Football, Coaching

Location: Sayville

The Long Island coaching legend and Sayville resident served as the head coach at LIU Post for 23 seasons. Bryan Collins is the program’s all-time winningest coach, accumulating 162 wins and leading LIU Post to six NCAA tournament appearances and eight Northeast 10 Conference championships during his time at the helm.

Collins is a seven-time Northeast 10 Coach of the Year. He guided the program to 16 winning seasons and three undefeated campaigns.

In addition to his head coaching duties at LIU Post, from 2006 until 2017, he served as the department’s Director of Athletics, where he helped build the Pioneers into one of the most respected and accomplished departments in Division II.

Collins led the football program during the department merger with LIU Brooklyn and elevation to the Division I level in 2019.

Before being named LIU Post’s head coach in 1998, he served as the Pioneers’ defensive coordinator/linebackers coach from 1996-97. Collins also had a stint at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach from 1994-96. His coaching career began in 1991 at LIU Post, where he was initially an assistant defensive coach/defensive line until 1993.