Northwestern AD Dr. Derrick Gragg has issued the following statement on the status of head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins:
Coach Chris 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 season, 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.
I am extremely grateful to all our supporters for their dedication and, most importantly, to our student-athletes for always representing our University with pride and passion.
Collins has spent the past nine seasons at Northwestern where he has compiled a 133-150 (.470) record. This past season, his Wildcats went 15-16 (7-13 Big Ten).