- Meridian Public School District
Collins introduced as Lady Wildcats' Interim Head Coach
Tre Collins was officially introduced as the Interim Head Coach of the MHS Lady Wildcats Basketball team in a press conference held in the MHS Gym on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Coach Collins has spent the last three years as an assistant coach on the staff of the MHS Boys' Basketball team. His duties included teaching offensive/defensive concepts, film breakdown, scouting reports, practice planning, game scheming, and player development. He has also served as the head coach of the MHS 9th Grade Boys Basketball Team.
“I have been blessed in so many different ways throughout my journey as a coach. To be in a situation such as this is all a credit to God and His favor on me, my family, and my career,” said Collins. “It means everything to me to be a Wildcat. At Meridian, I am not only blessed to love what I do each day but also to love where I am at. My heart is in Meridian. This is a special place and to be the Head Coach of the Lady Cats is a special opportunity.”
Collins was approved by the MPSD Board of Trustees during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Before coming to Meridian, Coach Collins served as an assistant boys' basketball coach for Petal High School from 2017-2020. He also served as the head coach of the 7th and 8th-grade boys’ basketball teams at Petal from 2018-2020.
Collins played at the collegiate level for East Central Community College from 2013-14, before transferring to William Carey University where he played for MS Sports Hall of Fame Coach Steve Knight from 2014-2017.
He graduated from William Carey University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education K-12, Biology Minor and completed his Master In Education: Interscholastic Athletic Administration from William Carey University in 2021. Coach Collins was also named to the Tomorrow’s 25 by the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC), the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA), and the University of Mississippi’s School of Education (UM SOE). Tomorrow’s 25 is a coaching fellowship that seeks to invest in 25 future leaders for our state in the area of high school and middle school athletics.
“Coach Collins has been a part of the Wildcat family for three year now,” said Dr. Cheyenne Trussell, MPSD Athletic Director. “He knows the expectations and he understands the assignment.”