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New Girl’s Basketball Coach


Lynika Niki Collins is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. Niki earned varsity letters and two 1A state state championships at Southern University Laboratory School before transferring to Scotlandville Magnet High School, where she lettered in 4 sports (volleyball, basketball, softball, and track & field). She graduated from SMHS in 2007. Niki was a two sport athlete (volleyball & basketball) at Southern University at New Orleans and received a BS in Social Work (2012). Upon completion, she became an Assistant Coach under Coach Elston King. Niki was an Assistant Coach on the 2014-2015 GCAC Championship team. 

 

In 2016, she decided to go back for a MS in Athletic Administration (2017) and is currently an PhD candidate. After 4 years of assisting the Head Coach for Women’s Basketball, she enters her first year as Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director, Assistant Track & Field Coach, & Intramural Director. She was the Assistant Coach when Women Track & Field won the NAIA Outdoor National Championship 2018. She was promoted to Head Coach in July 2018 with a struggling incline in the Athletic Department. SUNO announced the cancellation of the Athletic Department in December 2019.

 
Niki’s birthday is May 22. She is the daughter of Cynthia Collins & Lonnie Woods. She welcomed her only child on June 19, 2017, Jansen Collins. She has been apart of SUNO athletics since 2009. She is big on loyalty and building relationships with anyone she comes into contact with. ‘I sincerely want to thank Coach McIntosh for this opportunity and allowing me the foundation to grow with support and transparency. I will take great pride in pushing my young ladies to reach their maximum potential, not only on the court but in the classroom as well. We will create some havoc in the seasons to come.’

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