Harley Skip G. Collins
Sport(s): Baseball, Basketball (Men's)
Harley â€œSkipâ€ G. Collins earned a degree in English and physical education from DePauw in 1965. Collins played four years of baseball and basketball under the guidance four DePauw legends: Charlie Erdmann, Ted Katula, Ed Meyer and Elmer McCall. He was captain of the 1965 baseball team, was its leading hitter and garnered all-conference recognition as a switch-hitting catcher. Additionally, he played basketball for four years at DePauw and was captain of the team during his senior season. He was also sports director for WGRE, had a regular sports show, and he was the voice of DePauw football during the fall season.
After graduating from DePauw, Collins earned a masterâ€™s degree at St. Francis College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and taught English at six different high schools. He also coached cross country, football, basketball, golf, track and baseball. The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association selected Collins as Coach of the Year three times. He founded and directed summer camps in Indianapolis, coaching more than 8,000 individuals. He also coached the IHSAA Boys Cross Country State Champions, Valparaiso, in 1983.
In 1986 Collins was selected as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fameâ€™s Silver Anniversary team and was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Today, he is retired and lives with his wife (Sue) in Valparaiso. He stays active playing golf, reading and serving on various local and state committees.