Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development
Tim Collins has been working for Fresno State Athletics with the Bulldog Foundation since September of 2018, where he currently serves as the senior associate athletics director for development. In his position, Tim works directly with Terry Tumey in partnership with University Advancement to ensure coordination with campus wide development efforts. He also serves as the primary liaison to The Bulldog Foundation Board of Directors. Tim is currently responsible for leading and managing all development and fundraising activities for the Department of Athletics, including supervision of fundraising staff in The Bulldog Foundation.
Prior to Fresno State Athletics, Tim brings more than 13 years of professional experience working in collegiate athletics both in fundraising and as a college basketball coach. For the past five years (2013-18), he served as the associate athletics director for development at the University of Wyoming. He was an integral part in raising the necessary resources for many capital improvement projects, elevating the annual fund and enhancing the student-athlete experience at Wyoming. Tim began his professional career at the college level in 2005-06 as the Director of Basketball Operations at Cal State Fullerton. He then moved up to an assistant coaching position at Chadron State College in Nebraska from 2006-08. From 2008-10, he was an assistant coach at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. During his years at Lewis-Clark, he also served as an instructor in the kinesiology department, teaching classes on sports administration and coaching theory among other areas. After Lewis-Clark, he moved to Black Hills State as an assistant basketball coach in 2010, and began making the move into an athletic administrative role during his time in Spearfish, eventually being promoted to the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Fundraising in 2011. Tim received his bachelor's degree in humanities, with an emphasis on political science, from Loyola Marymount in May 2005. He completed a master's degree in organizational management and sport administration from Chadron State in May 2008. He and his wife, Renee, have a five-year-old daughter, Kennedy, and a three-year-old son, James.