Coach Rick Collier is entering his 16th season as the head baseball coach of the Indians and 19th at Itawamba Community College.
He has led the Indians to eight Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division titles during his tenure.
Collier, a former All-American baseball player at ICC and Delta State University, enters the season with a career record of 496 wins 235 loses along with two MACJC championships, two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 titles, one NJCAA Super Regional title, was voted MACJC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2009, and guided the Indians to 11-straight MACJC playoff appearances (2003-13) and has made the playoffs 13 of his 16 seasons as head coach.
The Mantachie native guided the Indians to an appearance in the 2003 NJCAA World Series while setting school records for most wins in a season (46) and most consecutive wins in a season (22).
In 2012, the Indians earned a No. 4 NJCAA ranking during the regular season and finished third in both the MACJC State and NJCAA Region 23 tournaments.
In 2009, his squad finished 43-13 and won the MACJC Championship by scoring 47 runs on 52 hit in just three games.
In his first 11 seasons at the helm of the Indians baseball program, Collier has had at least one player commit or sign to play for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) school and has had at least one Division One signing in all 15 seasons as a head coach.
In 2003, Collier was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Delta State University, where he earned both the bachelor's and master's degrees in education.
Collier is married to the former Stephanie Stone of Tremont and the two have a son, Stone.