Collins Credits Cedar Hill Program For On-Court Success

Cedar Hill High School head girls basketball coach Nicole Collins was humbled by the reaction to her 250th career victory as a head coach, after the Lady Longhorns defeated Mansfield Lake Ridge on Tuesday night.

And Collins was quick to point out that it’s been a collaborative effort.

“It’s very surreal that we’re at this point now,” Collins said. “It’s not an individual honor for me. It’s an honor for the program, the staff and the players. I’m blessed to have a lot of incredible scholar athletes come through this program.”

Collins is in her eighth season as a head coach at Cedar Hill, leading the Longhorns to a Regional Championship and six Regional Quarterfinal appearances. She was also a head coach for two seasons at North Crowley and one at Coppell.

After the milestone victory, Collins was presented with a banner and took photos with her players at halfcourt. The team and fans watched a tribute video as well.

Collins, a Houston native who graduated from Pasadena Dobie High School in 1998, was the first starting point guard of the Kim Mulkey Era at Baylor.

She’ll return to Waco on Friday when Cedar Hill visits Waco High in pursuit of their 10th district victory this season.

While milestones are nice, Collins said the Lady Longhorns (21-8, 9-1) – ranked fifth in Class 6A – are focused on winning the program’s first State Championship.

They’ll host DeSoto – ranked second nationally – on Senior Night next Friday (February 4).