Sean Collins enters his second year as assistant coach of the swimming and diving program after having a steller collegiate career for the Minutemen.
Collins graduated in May 2004 with a degree in exercise science.
The native of Stoughton, Mass., finished his career ranked sixth all-time at UMass in both the 100-yard breast (57.84 seconds) and sixth in the 200-yard breast (2:05.71). He was named to the Atlantic 10 Second-Team All-Conference Squad as a senior in 2004.
For his career, he posted five top-10 individual finishes at the league championships.
A four-year letterwinner at St. John's (Mass.) Prep, Collins placed second in the 50-yard free and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team at the Division I state meet.
As a Senior:
Named to the Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 Team ... finished his career ranked sixth all-time at UMass in the 200-yard breast (2:05.71) and sixth in the 100-yard breast (57.84) ... swam the second leg of the A-10 Champion 200-yard freestyle relay team ... also at the A-10 Championships, took fifth in the 100 breast (58.49), eighth in the 50 freestyle (21.68), and second in the 200 breast (2:05.71) - the sixth fast time in the 200 breast in UMass history ... his time of 57.84 in the 100 breast prelim race at the A-10 meet also stands as the sixth fastest mark is school history.
As a Junior:
Placed second in the 200-yard free-relay (1:23.76), sixth in the 200-yard breast (2:07.91), and seventh in both the 100-yard breast (59.26) and the 200-yard IM (1:55.15) at the Atlantic 10 Championships...ranked second in the 200-yard breast (2:07.91, A-10 Championships, third in the 100-yard breast (59.21, A-10 Championships), fourth in the 200-yard IM (1:55.15, A-10 Championships) and seventh in the 50-yard free (22.52, Brown Invitational)...named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
As a Sophomore:
Placed third at the Atlantic 10 Championships in the 200-yard breast (2:07.01) ... ranked second on the UMass team in the 200-yard breast (2:07.01 at A-10's), third in the 100-yard breast (58.88 at A-10's), fifth in the 50-yard free (22.02 at A-10's), eighth in the 100-yard free (49.03 vs. Rutgers), and 10th in the 200-yard free (1:49.44 vs. Rutgers).
As a Freshman:
Ranked fifth on the team in the 500-yard free (4:51.82 at Atlantic 10's) and 100-yard breast (1:01.05 at A-10's) ... placed 10th at the A-10's in the 1,650-yard free (17:24.64).
Four-year letterwinner at St. John's (Mass.) Prep ... placed second in the 50-yard free and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team at the Division I state meet ... team captain as a senior ... received Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors ... earned Catholic Conference All-Star accolades ... was named team MVP and received the Coaches' Award ... also lettered in water polo.
Born October 2, 1981, in Stoughton, Mass. ... son of Jack and Christine Collins ... majoring in Exercise Science.
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