Charles Hollins is a native to Springfield and a graduate from Roger L. Putnam High School and Westfield State College. Charles grew up in the Springfield Boys & Girls club, at the young age of 6. At the age of 13, Charles was elected “Boy Mayor” and was presented with his first job in the club store. He continued working for the club until he graduated high school and moved to Long Beach California where he joined the United States Navy. After a brief stay in the Navy, Charles continued his education in Westfield State College where he proudly completed the Urban Education Program, while simultaneously coaching women’s college basketball. In 1987 Charles came home to the club and served as Athletic Director, Program Director, Alumni Director and currently Assistant Executive Director.