Graduating Class: 1971
Induction Class: 1994
Former baseball standout and Eastern Michigan University Hall of Famer Terry Collins was introduced as the new manager of the New York Mets, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Collins played shortstop for the Eagles from 1968-71 and led them to the 1970 NAIA National Championship. Collins, 61, was the Mets' minor league field coordinator last season, previously serving as manager of the Houston Astros from 1994-96 and the then-Anaheim Angels from 1997-99, compiling a 444-434 career record. Most recently, Collins managed the Orix Buffaloes in Japan from 2007-08, then managed China's entry in the World Baseball Classic last year. As an EMU shortstop, Collins led the team in steals in each of his four seasons from 1968-71 and helped the Eagles to the 1970 NAIA National title. He took home Outstanding Defensive Player of the Tournament honors that year. Collins was inducted into the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.