Derrick Collins

NBA Experience 20th season
Born July 15, 1965 (New Orleans, La.)
Resides Sugar Land, Texas
High School Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.)
College Xavier University of Louisiana ’88

Derrick Collins has officiated 1,110 regular-season games and 30 playoff games over 18 seasons as an NBA official.

Before joining the NBA, he officiated five seasons in the CBA and three seasons in the WNBA, working the Finals in both leagues.

He has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in various conferences (Big 12, Sun Belt, Conference USA, Southland, SEC, TAAC, OVC and SWAC). Collins also officiated at the high school level in Louisiana.

Collins was a member of the Xavier University of Louisiana basketball team for four seasons, earning Honorable Mention All-American honors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.

Collins enjoys fishing, horseback riding, pool, weight training, bowling and golf.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Martin
Favorite Movie Glory
Favorite Musician Bob Marley
Favorite Book The Bible
Favorite Meal Gumbo
Would Most Like To Visit Africa
Bucket List Fly an Airplane