Coaching Staff / 2016-2017
Team: Boys Varsity Basketball
Position: Head Coach
Coach Abels is beginning his 17th year of coaching basketball, his 15th at Northmont, and 2nd season as Varsity Head Coach. Collin has spent his career coaching basketball at various levels, having served as a Head Coach at the 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, and JV levels. He also spent two years as a Varsity Assistant Coach before becoming Head Coach. Prior to coming to Northmont in 2000, Coach Abels spent two years at Greeneview where he was a Middle School Basketball Coach and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Since arriving at Northmont, Collin Abels has also spent time as an Assistant Coach in football, serving seven years as the Defensive Coordinator, and spending 3 years as a Varsity Baseball Assistant.
Coach Abels is a 1993 graduate of Northmont High School. Throughout high school, Collin played football, basketball, and baseball. During his career, he earned 9 Varsity Letters, was elected Captain in all three sports, and earned All-GMVC honors in all 3 sports. In basketball, Coach Abels was chosen 2nd Team All GMVC, 1st Team All District 9, and Team MVP his senior year. Following his high school career, Coach Abels went to the University of Dayton on a baseball scholarship, earning All League Honors twice and Team MVP his senior year. For his athletic accomplishments, Collin has been inducted into the Northmont Athletic Hall of Fame, the Northmont Football Hall of Fame, and the Northmont Baseball Hall of Fame.
Coach Abels earned his undergraduate and Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. Collin and his wife Jennifer reside in Union. The have three daughters: Brianna (6), Allyson (4), and Katelyn (1).