Collins resigns at Illinois-Chicago

I guess I was wrong when I blogged about Tracy Dildy’s hiring last week as being the last DI opening to be filled for the upcoming season. In a suprise move yesterday, UIC head coach Jimmy Collins announced his retirement. So there is now one more job to fill before we can close the books on the 2010 off season.

Collins spent 14 seasons as the Flames’ head coach and guided UIC to the first three NCAA tournament berths in school history. He is the all-time winningest coach in school history with 218 victories from 1996-2010. UIC AD Jim Schmidt intends to begin an immediate national search.