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Willard Collins
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Meritorious Service
YEAR INDUCTED
1989
Willard Collins began working for Lipscomb in 1944. In 1946 he was appointed vice-president and served in that capacity until he became president in 1977. As vice-president and president, he was committed to building a championship athletic program. Lipscomb won individual national championships in golf and track and field, along with two national championships in baseball and one in basketball during the Collins administration. Brother Collins will always be known as the students' president.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.