Jesse joined the FSU staff in August of 2006 as a graduate assistant. He assisted with Football, Swimming & Diving, and Baseball while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration.
After earning his Master’s degree in 2008, Collins was hired on full-time as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Collins will oversee the day-to-day strength and conditioning duties of the Florida State baseball team as well as assist with football. He will coordinate the training efforts for the baseball team from the recently renovated Dick Howser weight room.
Before arriving in Tallahassee, Collins gained valuable experience as a strength and conditioning intern for the University of Iowa football strength and conditioning program under supervision of Chris Doyle. Collins also has had previous internship experience in the Human Performance Lab at the United States Air Force Academy.
He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in Exercise Science from Central College in Pella, Iowa where Collins played football for four years and was team captain his senior season. Collins has been certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2003. Collins is married to the former Jen Beare.