Jermaine McCollum currently coaches the defensive backs for the Alpharetta Raiders. Coach McCollum was born and raised in Miami, Florida.
Jermaine and his twin brother attended Miami Southridge High School where he participated in three varsity sports (football, track, baseball). During his time in high school, McCollum competed for a state championship in football his sophomore year (2000) and track his sophomore, junior and senior seasons (2000-2002). Lettering in all three sports, McCollum earned All-County and All-State honors throughout his high school career.
After graduating high school in 2002, McCollum attended the University of Florida on a full athletic scholarship to play football. At the University of Florida, McCollum played his first two years under head coach Ron Zook. His next two years he played for Urban Meyer. McCollum lettered all four years and earned honors as Special Teams Captain. The proudest moments of his playing career is when he helped the Gators win the 2006 SEC Championship and the 2006 BCS National Championship.
After graduating in 2006, McCollum moved to Atlanta and is currently working for Carlson Construction Services as an ITS Technician. 2018 will be Coach McCollum’s eighth season at Alpharetta High School coaching Raider football. In 2011, Coach McCollum coached the secondary at Centennial High School. Five years prior, he coached track, football and basketball at North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, GA.