Micki Collins enters her first season as a football athletic trainer after serving the past 18 seasons with the LSU women’s basketball team. Her time with the Lady Tigers included a run of five consecutive NCAA Women’s Final Four appearances from 2004-08. She served as the primary athletic trainer for the Tiger volleyball team in her first season at LSU. Collins also teaches in LSU’s Athletic Training curriculum and is a clinical supervisor of the students in the athletic training program.
Collins has a master’s degree in sports pedagogy from LSU and earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska in 2000. While at Nebraska, Collins worked as a student trainer for the nationally-ranked Cornhusker football team and for the women’s basketball and gymnastics teams.
The Chariton, Iowa, native is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), having completed her requirements in April 2000. She has also worked a variety of camps at Nebraska and LSU throughout her career.
Collins is the recipient of the 2016 Sue Gunter Award and SEC’s 2017 Chris Patrick Award. She and her husband, Ken, have two children – son, Granger and daughter, Gia.