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Tennessee State hires Illinois St assistant Collins as coach
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has hired Illinois State assistant Brian "Penny" Collins as its men's basketball coach.The 34-year-old Collins was formally introduced at a Monday news conference. Collins replaces Dana Ford, who left for Missouri State after going 57-65 in four seasons. This marks a return to Tennessee State for Collins, who worked on the Tigers' staff as a graduate assistant in 2007-08 and a director of operations in 2009-12.

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