Northwestern AD issues statement on basketball coach Chris Collins
Northwestern AD Derrick Gragg announced Monday that Wildcats men’s basketball coach Chris Collins will be back for the 2022-23 season.
“Coach Collins and I met today to discuss the high expectations we have for our men’s basketball program, and the path forward for it. At the conclusion of a challenging seasons, I share in the disappointment felt by our staff and avid fans.
“As our Wildcats enter the offseason, we are committed to evaluating all aspects of the program on and off the court to ensure we are supporting this team with the foundation necessary to compete and win in the nation’s best college basketball conference. I have tasked Coach Collins with making necessary changes to build towards success in the 2022-23 campaign.”
Northwestern went 15-15 in 2021-22, posting a 7-13 record against Big Ten opponents.
Collins has been at Northwestern since 2013. He has taken the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament once, making the Round of 32 in 2017. Under Collins, Northwestern’s record is 132-148 overall and 56-113 in B1G play.
Northwestern AD Derrick Gragg has released a statement. pic.twitter.com/3zKlHeuYZ0
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 14, 2022