Jason Collins joined the Yale gymnastics staff for the 2019 season. In his first as a Bulldog, he helped the 2019 team make 39 additions to the Yale top 10 lists as well as earn Yale's second consecutive Ivy Classic title. Additionally, Yale earned second place at ECACs and placed third during the semi-final day of the USAG Collegiate National Championships.
Collins came to Yale from EVO Athletics, where he was vice president, chief athletic officer and director of men's gymnastics, and women's elite team coach.
Collins began his coaching career at age fifteen. After high school he attended the Juilliard School in New York, where he obtained his Bachelor's of voice, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pa., for his Master's in opera performance. His first career as a professional opera singer and classical musician proved highly successful as he traveled the globe, singing in front of crowds as large as 80,000 people in the most prestigious halls such as sports stadiums and theaters. That included venues such as the Kennedy Center, La Scala and Lincoln Center and cities such as Bologna, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Tel Aviv.
Matching his 15 years' worth of professional opera singing accomplishments, Collins' gymnastics' achievements are just as remarkable. He was awarded 2015 USAG Coach of the Year for the state of Florida and served as a coach for the United States Olympic Developmental teams at the state, regional, national and international levels from 2015-2018. Collins has been honored to coach the last four years alongside partner and friend Aimee Boorman, three-time Worlds Coach and Head Olympic Coach in Rio 2016. Both coached Olympic and current world champion Simone Biles at the World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas.