Head Athletic Trainer
Collins started his journey in Visalia, CA., where he graduated
from Mt. Whitney High School in 1986 where he lettered in football.
After high school, he continued his education at College of the
Sequoias, graduating with an Associates of Arts degree in general
education in 1992; he then continued his education at California
State University, Fresno graduating with a Bachelors of Science
Degree in Physical Education - Athletic Training option in 1992.
In 1993, Mike was certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association,
and later was licensed by the State of Texas (1998). His first job
was at the professional level where he worked for the Los Angeles
Dodgers organization for six seasons (1992-1997). Three of those
years with the Great Falls Dodgers (Rookie 1992-1994), one with
the San Bernardino Sprit (A 1995), and two with the San Antonio
Missions (AA 1996-1997), as well as three winters in Caracas Venezuela,
working with the Caracas Leones (1994-1997). His time with the Dodgers
organization involved working with three championship teams, one
each with Caracas (94/95), San Bernardino (95), San Antonio (97).
While working with the Caracas team, he attended the 1995 Caribbean
World Series in San Juan Puerto Rico.
During his professional baseball he was selected to work four All-Star
Games, California League 1995, Texas League 1997, National Double
A 1997, Venezuelan League 1997. He has also worked numerous special
events, 1998 NAIA Spring Sports Championships in Tulsa, OK, 1998
WAC Swimming/Diving Championships in San Antonio, TX, 1998 Texas
Special Olympics, along with a variety of high school all-star games.