Chris Collins was introduced as the new head coach of men’s basketball at Northwestern University Tuesday.
“I can’t tell you all enough how excited I am to be back in Chicago. This is home for me, no matter where my travel and trails ever went, Chicago was always my home,” Collins said at a news conference Tuesday.
Collins, a Northbrook native, won Illinois’ Mr. Basketball Award back in 1992 at Glenbrook North High School.
Collins played four seasons at Duke University in the mid-nineties and returned as an assistant coach in 2000.
Collins’ father, Doug, served as the Chicago Bulls head coach from 1986 to 1989.
Collins’ goal is to bring a national championship to Northwestern for the first time since their only title in 1931.