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UMES hires Collins to replace Allen

<p>The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has hired Bobby Collins as head men's basketball coach.</p>

Princess Anne, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has hired Bobby Collins as head men's basketball coach.

Collins, 48, left Division II Winston-Salem State for the job after leading that school to three NCAA tournament appearances in the last four seasons.

He returns to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where he coached Hampton from 2002-06, compiling a record of 65-57.

UMES announced on March 12 that Frankie Allen's contract wouldn't be renewed after six seasons. The Hawks went 42-139 under Allen, including 6-24 this past season.

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