The 10th assistant spot on the Pitt football staff has been filled.
Wednesday, Pat Narduzzi announced that he was adding Central Michigan secondary coach Archie Collins to his staff at Pitt. Pitt says that Collins’ positional responsibility will be announced at a later time.
Collins has spent the last five years at Central Michigan. Prior to that, the Michigan native was a graduate assistant at Michigan State, where he worked under Narduzzi.
“I’m incredibly honored to join Pat Narduzzi and his staff at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m very familiar with Coach Narduzzi, the way he teaches and his goals for our players. We will play with toughness, effort and knowledge to win championships. I’m thrilled to get right to work,” Collins said in a press release.
“Archie is a fantastic coach and a highly driven recruiter,” Narduzzi said. “We wanted our 10th assistant coach appointment to be an impactful hire and we achieved that by bringing Archie to Pitt.”
FootballScoop named Collins a finalist for the 2017 Defensive Backs Coach of the Year Award. In 2015, he was named the MAC conference Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com.
Over the last two years, Pitt has attempted to recruit the state of Michigan heavily and Collins will no doubt help with that.