Meghan Collins is entering her first season as an assistant coach at the University of Montevallo.
Collins arrives at Montevallo after spending the past two seasons as an assistant for the Southeastern Louisiana University softball team, where she primarily focused on hitting.
Under Collins' tutelage, Southeastern Louisiana finished tied for the national lead with 162 stolen bases and ranked second in NCAA Division I with 2.95 stolen bases per game while also featuring the leader in stolen bases in the Southland Conference.
In her first season with Southeastern Louisiana in 2016, the squad finished atop NCAA Division I with 172 stolen bases, breaking the previous school record by more than 100 stolen bases.
Collins coached four student-athletes who earned All-Southland Conference honors, including the Newcomer of the Year in the conference in 2016. Collins also coached five student-athletes named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar Team.
Collins, a Lacombe, Louisiana native, played collegiately at the University of South Alabama and started at first base all four years under coach Becky Clark. Collins was also a manager and volunteer assistant for the Jaguars for two years following her playing career.
During her years as a Jaguar, she helped lead the team to two Sun Belt Conference Championships and two NCAA Regional Finals, including a regional home berth at Jaguar Field in 2013. The 2012 Sun Belt Conference Championship was the first in program history.
As a Jaguar, Collins holds program records for most games played (213), most doubles (40), and most walks (102). She holds single season records for highest batting average (.346), on-base percentage (.466) and most home runs (9).
Academically, Collins was a 4-time NFCA Academic All-American, and was on the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for four straight years. Collins also won the Extra Mile award, which was given to the athlete who most displays hard work, leadership, and goes the extra mile on a daily basis. This award was voted on by her teammates and was given to her following both her freshman and senior seasons.
Collins received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2013 and her Masters of Science in 2014 from the University of South Alabama.