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Winston-Salem State hires ex-Hampton coach Collins

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem State hired Bobby Collins to lead the basketball team into its first Division I season.

Collins replaces Philip Stitt, who resigned after five seasons
with a 91-54 record. Collins will sign a four-year contract worth
more than $90,000 a year at Winston-Salem, which moves into the
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Collins is the sixth coach hired at WSSU since the late Big
House Gaines retired after the 1992-93 season. He spent the past
four seasons at Hampton, where he compiled a 65-57 record.

"Now I'm having this opportunity at Winston-Salem State in my
home state, and it is very exciting," Collins said.