Harley "Skip" G. Collins earned a degree
in English and physical education from DePauw in 1965. Collins
played four years of baseball and basketball under the guidance
four DePauw legends: Charlie Erdmann, Ted Katula, Ed Meyer and
Elmer McCall. He was captain of the 1965 baseball team, was its
leading hitter and garnered all-conference recognition as a
switch-hitting catcher. Additionally, he played basketball for four
years at DePauw and was captain of the team during his senior
season. He was also sports director for WGRE, had a regular sports
show, and he was the voice of DePauw football during the fall
After graduating from DePauw, Collins earned a master's degree at
St. Francis College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and taught English at six
different high schools. He also coached cross country, football,
basketball, golf, track and baseball. The Indiana Basketball
Coaches Association selected Collins as Coach of the Year three
times. He founded and directed summer camps in Indianapolis,
coaching more than 8,000 individuals. He also coached the IHSAA
Boys Cross Country State Champions, Valparaiso, in 1983.
In 1986 Collins was selected as a member of the Indiana Basketball
Hall of Fame's Silver Anniversary team and was inducted into the
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Today, he is retired and lives with his wife (Sue) in Valparaiso.
He stays active playing golf, reading and serving on various local
and state committees.