Michelle Collins is in her first season as head women's basketball coach at Hamilton College. Collins was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for the Siena College women's basketball team for five seasons from 2007 to 2012.
Collins has previous head coaching experience with the SUNY Oswego women's program for seven seasons prior to her second stint as an assistant at Division I Siena. She has also served as an assistant coach at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo.
Collins was responsible for the skill development of Siena's point guards. She had a hand in recruiting two all-conference players and one of the top 3-point shooters in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) history. Collins assisted with scouting and game and practice planning and implementation.
At Oswego, Collins led the program to heights it had never approached. She posted an overall record of 114-73 for a .610 winning percentage from 2000 to 2007. The Lakers won just five games in her first season. But in 2003-04, the team recorded the first of four straight 20-win seasons, and played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate tournament.
Collins' 2004-05 Oswego team may have been her best. The Lakers set a program record with 24 wins, reached the championship game of the SUNYAC tournament and participated in the NCAA championship for the first time in team history.
In 2005-06, Collins guided Oswego to a 21-7 record, the team's first SUNYAC tournament title and a second straight NCAA bid. She was selected coach of the year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York following that season. In her final season with the Lakers, the team reached the conference tournament final for the third straight year, and made the 2007 ECAC Upstate Tournament.
Collins coached a SUNYAC player of the year, two conference rookies of the year and eight different players to all-conference honors. Oswego posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or better for three consecutive years.
Collins enjoyed an outstanding career at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in social work in 1993. The two-time all-conference pick and four-year letter winner still holds team records for most assists in a career (498) and a season (206), as well as steals in one season with 97. Collins is tied for the MAAC record with 5.69 assists per game.
Carlin DeMarinis is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College women's basketball team. DeMarinis was a head basketball coach at the junior varsity and AAU levels for the past two seasons.
DeMarinis' AAU team, the Saratoga Sparks 16U, was the national runner-up in the 2012 AAU Girls Basketball National Tournament for 11th grade Division I. Her JV team at Saratoga Springs High School posted a winning record both seasons she was at the helm.
DeMarinis was a two-year starter for Sage College from 2008 to 2010. In her first season with the Gators, she led the team with 10.5 points per game. DeMarinis ranks fourth in school history with 98 career 3-point field goals made and a 73.1 percent free throw percentage. Her 51 made 3-pointers in 2008-09 is third most in a single season at Sage. In 2010, DeMarinis tied the school record twice with seven 3-pointers in one game.
DeMarinis graduated with a degree in physical education. She went on to earn her master's in sports administration from Canisius College in 2012. DeMarinis is from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.