Collins was involved in an incident in August involving Felicia Jackson, the president of the team's booster club, and her juvenile son, a player on the team. According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a meeting between Collins and Jackson became heated and as a result of that, her son quit the team and threw his gear near Collins. At that point, Collins reportedly jumped over a table toward the juvenile and had to be restrained by other coaches. The argument continued in the parking lot before all three were ordered to leave by a sheriff's deputy.
Following an investigation by the school system, Collins was placed on administrative leave and eventually relieved of duties as head football coach. He was later placed on a professional development plan, which allowed administration to monitor his professional practices, and eventually transferred to the service center.
Collins resignation was effective Oct. 19, a reason was not listed and the school system defined it as "personal." The school system also filed a complaint about Collins with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The group will consider it in November.