Coach Mark Collins has been involved with wrestling for 40 years and has been a Wrestling Assistant Coach at Van Wert High School for 23 years. He is a graduate of Trotwood Madison High School in Trotwood, Ohio. Coach Collins received his Bachelor of Science in Education and his Masters in Counseling from the University of Dayton. He is an elementary guidance counselor for Van Wert City Schools, and he and his wife, Beth live in Van Wert. Coach Collins has a son, Ben and his wife, Tracy and their sons Caden and Grayson; son, Jared; and step-son, Steve Azbill. Coach Collins has coached Middle School Football and is also the Head Track Coach for Van Wert High School.