Christine Collins-Kiernan joined the Cal State Northridge women's basketball program as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2010-11 season.
At CSUN, Collins-Kiernan has helped lead the program to a pair of Big West Tournament Championships and the school's first-ever Big West regular season title. The Matadors have participated in three postseason tournaments since her arrival.
Prior to arriving at CSUN, Collins-Kiernan established herself as a winning coach. Collins-Kiernan arrives at CSUN after serving as an Assistant Coach at Mater Dei High School in Southern California. In three seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10), Mater Dei chalked up an impressive 88-6 record. This past season (2009-10), the Monarchs won the Trinity League championship for the third straight year, their second-straight CIF Southern Section title, the Southern California Regional crown and the California state championship. Mater Dei finished 32-1 and was recognized as the No. 1 team in the nation by USA Today and Cal Hi Sports.
From 1996-2007, Collins-Kiernan served as an Associate Head Coach at Troy High School in Fullerton, Ca. During her tenure at Troy, Collins-Kiernan helped build the Warriors into a state power. During her tenure, Troy recorded a 317-33 record including eleven Freeway League titles, eight trips to the CIF finals, five CIF championships, and California state titles in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
As a coach for more than 13 years, Collins-Kiernan has succeeded in many facets of coaching including game preparation, scouting, strength and conditioning, game management, fund raising, marketing, and booster club development.
Collins-Kiernan graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2006 with a degree in Communicative Disorders. She is married to Kevin Kiernan, the girl's basketball head coach at Mater Dei High School. The couple has four children: Brenden, Camryn, Devyn and Kaidyn.