Arkansas’ Collen hires his wife as assistant coach
Arkansas women’s basketball coach Tom Collen is hiring his wife
as an assistant coach with the Razorbacks.
Tom Collen said Friday that Nicki Collen would fill the vacancy
created when associate head coach Timothy Eatman took a similar job
at Boston College.
Nicki Collen has worked as an assistant for her husband at two
of his previous coaching stops, Colorado State and Louisville. It’s
been six years since she’s been on his staff, as she stepped away
from basketball for a time to focus on the couple’s three young
Tom Collen says his wife’s responsibilities will include
developing the Razorbacks’ guards and serving as Arkansas’
Nicki Collen also has worked as an assistant at Ball State and
played professionally in Greece.