Aquatic Coordinator- Norm Collins

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Coach Collins is in his 36th year in education.  His teaching specialty is physics.  He began teaching in Alamo Heights in 1992.  He coached swimming, diving, and water polo for 10 years and established the Alamo Heights aquatic center in 1993.  He brought water polo back to Alamo Heights in 1994.  During that time, he coached several All-Americans and All-Staters in both swimming and water polo.  His girls finished as high as 4th in the state in the UIL swimming and diving championships and 3rd in the state at the TISCA water polo championship.  Coach Collins was also a water polo assistant coach for the national youth boys team ages 16-17 in the late 90s. During the summer of 2023, he coached the AAAA Ducks 18&U boys to a 3rd place finish in the Junior Olympics held in North Texas.  In 2020 his boys swimming and diving team placed 3rd in the state and his 2021 girls placed 4th at state. In 2022, the boys placed 5th. In 2022, the inauguaral year of UIL water polo, the girls and boys teams both made it to the 3rd round of the playoffs. In the 2023 playoffs, both teams made it to the 4th round.

Coach Collins ran track and field and played basketball in high school (Idabel, OK) where he set the school record in the high jump of 6’7”.  He high jumped and long jumped at Oklahoma State.  He first coached track & field and football in Carrollton, Texas after graduating from Oklahoma State in 1985 with his bachelors in science education and 1989 with his Masters in Education Administration.  At Alamo Heights, Coach Collins has been the high school swimming and diving coach, water polo coach, track and field coach, club swim coach, science teacher (physics), science department chair, assistant principal, and interim athletic director.  He is currently the aquatic coordinator for the district.  

Coach Collins has a wife Nancy, a son Kelly, and a stepson James, a cat named Bonnie and two dogs Harry and Potter.  His family is his greatest love. 

Coaching Staff
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