Tim Collins has been selected as the assistant athletic director for external operations at Black Hills State University.

“I’m pleased to announce that Tim Collins has accepted this position,” Jhett Albers, BHSU athletic director, announced today.

Collins, who is currently assistant men’s basketball coach for BHSU, will assume his new duties on a fulltime basis when the 2012 basketball season is completed.

This is Collins’ second year as assistant coach at BHSU. He also serves as the adviser for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and assists with athletic development initiatives.

Collins has been involved with university athletics for the past 10 seasons. Prior to coming to BHSU, Collins was an assistant at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He has also coached and taught at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., Cal State Fullerton in California, and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

Collins has a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif., and a master’s degree in organizational management and sports administration from Chadron State College.

Collins grew up in Santa Monica, Calif., and attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he competed on the basketball and track teams. Collins and his wife, Renee, live in Spearfish.