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Collins named BHSU assistant athletic director of external operations T B
im Collins has been selected as the assistant athletic director for external operations at Black Hills State
University. Collins, who is currently assistant
BHSU continues transition into Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Collins
men’s basketball coach for BHSU, will assume his new duties full time when the 2012 basketball season is completed. This is his second year as assistant coach at BHSU. He also serves as the advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and assists with athletic development initiatives. Collins has been involved with
lack Hills State University was approved to move into Candidacy Year Two status for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II membership. The Yellow Jackets are one of eight schools that have moved into Year Two candidacy. Other institutions advancing are California Baptist University, Lindenwood University, Malone University, McKendree University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Ursuline College, and Walsh University.
BHSU will join the Rocky Mountain
Galway, Ireland. Moycullen is part of the Super League, which is the top level men’s basketball league in Ireland. "I'm very blessed to receive this
opportunity, and I owe a great thanks to everyone at BHSU and in the community for all that they have done for me over the past four years," said Enos. While at BHSU, the four-year starter earned multiple individual awards. As a sophomore, Enos was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American (Second Team), a member of the NAIA All-National Tournament Team, the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Player of the Year, and an All-Conference (First Team) selection. Enos repeated honors as a junior as
he was named NAIA All-American (First Team), DAC Player of the Year, and DAC All-Conference (First Team) selection.
lack Hills State University basketball standout Luke Enos has joined the Moycullen Basketball Team in
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 at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., and Cal State Fullerton in California.
As the assistant athletic director for external operations at BHSU, Collins
Athletic Conference (RMAC) in 2012-13. The Yellow Jackets joined the RMAC as an associate member in softball. The RMAC is an NCAA Division II conference with 14 member institutions: Colorado (Adams State College, Colorado Christian University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Colorado Mesa University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Western State College); Nebraska (Chadron State College, University of Nebraska at
Enos finished out his collegiate career with recognitions as the DAC Most Valuable Senior and an NAIA All-American (First Team) selection.
"Luke has been a tremendous student- athlete for BHSU over the past four years," said head men's basketball coach Bradd Schafer. "He and his classmates have taken Yellow Jacket basketball to another level. We wish him the best of luck." Luke and his wife, Jennifer, Class of '11, and their daughter, Isabella, now reside in Ganaway, Ireland. Enos played his first game in October and made his presence in the league known immediately. Just several months into his rookie season, Enos is averaging 24 points and 12 rebounds per game. He has established himself as one of the Ireland Super League’s greatest offensive threats. Enos and the rest of the Moycullen Basketball Team will finish the remainder of the 22-game season in March 2012.
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will have the responsibility to plan and coordinate all fundraising activities and events as they apply to athletic development in coordination with the BHSU Yellow Jacket Club, the Yellow Jacket Foundation, and the Athletic Department. “I am really looking forward to this
opportunity,” said Collins. “It is definitely an exciting time to be a Yellow Jacket. Collins grew up in Santa Monica, Calif., and attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he competed in basketball and track. Collins and his wife, Renee, live in Spearfish.
Kearney); and New Mexico (New Mexico Highlands University, Western New Mexico University). Nebraska-Kearney is moving to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and will end their RMAC membership after the 2011-12. This spring BHSU is scheduled for an on-site visit with the NCAA Division II membership committee as part of their evaluation to be considered to move into Year Three, the provisional year of NCAA Division II.
Yellow Jacket basketball standout accepts professional contract
Former BHSU basketball standout Luke Enos has joined the Moycullen Basketball Team in Ireland. The team is part of the Irish Super League.
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