Darrell Collins Death, Obituary – The departure of the Man Coach can now be considered official. It is impossible to find any person or item that can match to the influence that he had not just on my son but also on myself. He was more than just a COACH; he was an ANCHOR in our community and one of the FEW individuals that cared about you after you had left the playing field. He was an inspiration to us all. He served as a model for all of us to follow. I can’t help but chuckle at the memory whenever I think about the fact that, before we moved, he would send me text messages that began with “Get Little Bravis to me…”
I can’t help but laugh at the memory whenever I think about it. I’ve recently joined a gym and am working hard to get into better shape! And all of this went down around six in the morning during the summer vacation or some other break from school! I will be praying for him, his family, and everyone else in the community of NORTHSIDE back in their hometown. After our move, he made it a point to often check on my kid, showing that he had faith in him and was committed to doing everything in his power to help him develop into a better athlete as well as a better person.