Who is Geoff Collins?Here is a look at Geoff Collins, the next Temple football coach. The source of the information is floridagators.com:

Coaching experience

2015-2016: Florida, defensive coordinator

2013-14: Mississippi State, defensive coordinator/linebackers

2011-12: Mississippi State, co-defensive coordinator/linebackers

2010: Florida International, defensive coordinator/linebackers

2008-09: UCF, linebackers/recruiting coordinator

2007: Alabama, director of player personnel

2006: Georgia Tech, recruiting coordinator

2002-05: Western Carolina, defensive coordinator/defensive backs

1999-01: Georgia Tech, graduate assistant

1997-98: Albright College, defensive coordinator/linebackers

1996: Fordham, linebackers

1995: Franklin (N.C.), high school assistant coach

1993-94: Western Carolina, student assistant

Playing career

Collins played at Western Carolina as an outside linebacker and defensive back from 1989 to 1992. He made 194 career tackles and was the team's fifth-leading tackler as a junior with 68, while registering 6 tackles for losses. As a senior, he helped Western Carolina to a 7-4 record, totaling 62 total tackles and 5 tackles-for-loss.


Birthdate: April 10, 1971

Hometown: Conyers, Ga.

Education: 1994 - bachelor's degree from Western Carolina

Wife: Jennifer

Coaching accomplishments

Collins has 22 years of coaching experience and entered his second at Florida after serving as the defensive coordinator for Mississippi State before his arrival. The Gators finished the 2015 season ranked eighth nationally (third in the SEC) in total defense, allowing just 310.2 yards per game.

In 2014, Collins helped lead Mississippi State to its first 10-win season since 1999 and a berth in the Orange Bowl.

In his first season as full-time defensive coordinator, in 2013, Collins' unit was one of the best in the SEC, ranking among the SEC's top five in total defense (fourth - 349.3 yards per game), rushing defense (fourth - 144.2 yards per game), and pass defense (fifth - 205.2 yards per game).