Collins Named Wrestling Program Director

The Episcopal Athletic Office today announced Coach Kip Collins as ESJ’s next Wrestling Program Director, effective immediately. Before his appointment, Coach Collins served as an assistant with Episcopal’s wrestling program for three years.

A former wrestler himself, Coach Collins lettered three times as a member of the Bolles School wrestling team. He advanced in the post-season multiple times and received the team Coach’s Award. In addition to his role with the wrestling program, Coach Collins serves as a Middle School math teacher at Episcopal, a position he has held since 2010.

Joining Coach Collins on the wrestling staff are long-time Middle School coaches Mike Rickey and Randy Towers. In addition, Eagle wrestling alumnus Darren Glenn ’91 will provide coaching support in a volunteer capacity. Coach Collins and the Athletic Department plan to add one more assistant to the Varsity staff before the 2017-2018 season.

“Coach Collins brings a level of energy and excitement to our wrestling program that will be attractive to potential student-athletes; moreover, as an on-campus coach, he will be able to positively impact our student-athletes on a daily basis,” said ESJ Director of Athletics Andy Kidd ’99. “I am confident Coach Collins possesses a strong understanding of the Episcopal community and what it means to be a program director at Episcopal.”

Coach Collins adds, “Episcopal has a rich wrestling history, and I am committed to build on that legacy. While I can’t wait to get out to practice and get our young men competing at the highest level possible, I am most excited about teaching them how wrestling leads to victories off the mat.”