Bryan Collins Obituary News: Stony Brook Seawolves football coach dies passes away

Bryan Collins Obituary – Cause of Death: Stony Brook Seawolves football coach dies passes away.

On Saturday, July 8th, the Collins family announced the passing of Bryan Collins, the head coach of Stony Brook Seawolves football.

“Good Afternoon Gents, I have some unfortunate news. With the permission of Tyler Collins. I am so sorry to share that this morning Coach Bryan Collins “Beef” has passed,” a social media post was shared to announce coach Collins’ passing. “I will inform the group of all the arrangements and details over the coming days. It’s a somber Saturday for the PostBoyz.”

His cause of death was not mentioned.

The Stony Brook Seawolves football program is the collegiate football team that represents Stony Brook University at the NCAA Division I level. The program participates in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision and currently competes in CAA Football, the technically separate football league operated by the multi-sports Colonial Athletic Association. The program plays its home games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, New York.


Stony Brook first fielded a varsity team at the Division III level in 1984 and rose to Division II in 1996. In 1999, the Seawolves became a Division I program, joining the Northeast Conference without offering scholarships until 2006. After a year of FCS independence, Stony Brook joined the Big South Conference and fully transitioned into a 63-scholarship program. In the summer of 2012, the program announced its admission into CAA Football. Stony Brook eventually joined the multi-sports CAA in July 2022.

Since transitioning to Division I, the Seawolves have amassed five conference championships, including four straight from 2009 to 2012. They have participated in the Division I FCS playoffs four times and advanced to the second round three times. In 2012, they had their best performing season, winning a program-record ten games. After struggling in their first few seasons in the CAA, the Seawolves finished 10–3 in 2017 to finish in second place in the division, and returned to the playoffs in 2018.

Stony Brook has been led by head coach Chuck Priore since 2006, who is known for his run-first offense and aggressive defense. In 2015, New York Giants tight end Will Tye became Stony Brook’s first player to reach the NFL.