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Nicki Collen
Courtesy: Jeri Thorpe, Athletic Media Relations

Nicki Collen made her return to coaching July 1, 2011, joining husband Tom Collen as an assistant for the Razorbacks.

Nicki stepped away from coaching to start a family but stepped in at Arkansas during a time that the Razorbacks are rich with guard-driven talent – her area of expertise.  Nicki focuses on the continued development of Arkansas guards as well as serving as the defensive coordinator for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas’ guard pool includes junior Calli Berna and sophomore Dominique Wilson who led the team and ranked among the SEC and NCAA leaders last season.

In her first season on the bench for the Razorbacks, Nicki helped the team rank eighth in the nation in scoring defense holding opponents to just 52.4 ppg.  That mark ranked second in the SEC and the Razorbacks ranked second in three-point field goal defense and defensive rebounding percentage.

In 2012-13, Nicki had the Razorbacks holding opponents to just 56.9 ppg, ranking third in the Southeastern Conference and 66th in the nation last season.  Arkansas’ three-point field goal defense ranked fourth in the SEC and 46th in the country as the Razorbacks allowed just 27.7 ppg while the field goal percentage defense ranked second in the SEC and 47th in the NCAA with a 36.1 ppg average.

The Razorback guards got the job done and took care of the ball in 2012-13 as well.  The Razorbacks ranked fourth in the SEC and 47th in the country in assists per game with a 15.0 average and Arkansas is fifth in the league in steals, third in the league and 44th in the nation in assist-turnover ratio.

Berna led the SEC and ranked 16th in the nation in assists per game averaging 6.3 dishes a game.  She was ninth in the league in steals, third in the SEC and ninth in the country in assist-turnover ratio with a 2.42 mark.  Berna also set the Razorback single season assists record finishing the season with 208.

Berna was also known for her endurance averaging 35.4 minutes per game, a mark that ranked second in the SEC in 2012-13.

In her first season with Arkansas, the Razorbacks ranked eighth in the nation in scoring defense allowing opponents just 52.3 ppg.  Arkansas was 15th in the NCAA in three point defense and 64th in the nation in field goal percentage defense with a 36.7 mark.

Nicki was on the bench with Collen during his coaching stints at Louisville and Colorado State.  She arrived at Louisville after one season as an assistant coach at Ball State.  Prior to her coaching at Ball State, she served two seasons as an assistant at Colorado State where she handled recruiting, scouting, team travel, guard development and all aspects of on-court coaching. In her two seasons with the Rams she helped guide them to a 47-17 overall record and the 2002 Mountain West Conference Title.

Before her tenure at Colorado State, Nicki played basketball professionally for one season with the BCM Alexandros Team in Greece. The former Nicki Taggart, helped guide Purdue to two Big Ten titles and a Final Four appearance in 1994.

Nicki and husband Tom have twins, daughter Reese and son Connor, and a younger daughter, Logan.


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