Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Don Simmons named SM North head coach

New SMN head coach Don
Simmons. smnmission.com
Don Simmons has been named head coach at SM North.  Simmons spent the last nine years as head coach at Class 4A Chanute High School, compiling a 65-32 record including playoff berths in all nine seasons.

Prior to his time at Chanute, Simmons was the head coach at Blue Valley North.  While there he led the Mustangs to a 37-10 record over five seasons, including going 8-1 in 1997 and 2000, and a 9-1 campaign in 2001.  

Before Blue Valley North Simmons began his head coaching career at Class 3A Riverton High School.  He guided Riverton to a state title in 1990.

Simmons' career head coaching record stands at 194-95.  His hiring makes him the fourth head coach SM North has had in the past decade, although he might face the steepest challenge of any of them.

The Indians are coming off an 0-9 season where they were outscored 433 to 140. The program has endured eight-straight losing seasons, compiling a record of 13-60 during that time period.  

Simmons fills the head coaching void left by the resignation of Dennis Grayless who went a combined 4-24 in three seasons as head coach.

15 comments:

MahValley said...

I would be willing to bet that the Indians win a couple games this year.

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KSB said...

Great hire for SMN! With changes made across the SMSD in the Head Coaching positions, with SMW being the exception, all four Coaches have some great resume's and I look forward to seeing what the competition on the field will bring us in the Fall 2013!

MahValley said...

SMW will be the class of the shawnee schools with SME being a close 2nd followed by SMS then SMN and SMNW bring up the rear. BTW SMN and SMNW just may be bringing up the rear of the SFL but SMN should be improved.

TheImpaler said...

Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Austin Chambers as the Vikes were sacking groceries at the Lenexa Hy-Vee. Seemed like a nice young man. Impressed by a kid wearing a #9 jersey sacking groceries big (6'6"?) athletic looking kid. Don't see a #9 on this years roster. Looked like a kid who could step in and take Dinges' spot next year. Any vikings fans know who this kid is?

MahValley said...

Here you go Impaler;

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1719610/#highlights/37547378

kind of doubt he will be playing TE

Viking Fan said...

MuhValley, that link takes you to the highlights for Austin Chambers not the kid that wore #9 (the one TheImpaler said might play TE). Do you know who #9 might be?

CPembridge123 said...

Those jerseys were just jerseys to wear there. They weren't the players' actual jerseys.

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CPembridge123 said...

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1719794/#highlights/34641391

TheImpaler said...

Was that Carter Pembredge? I've heard good things about him. He'll be a force lined up next to Chambers then.

TheImpaler said...

Never mind, that wasn't Pembredge I saw at HyVee...wrong color. This kid was big but thin and looked speedy.

MahValley said...

Sorry Impaler, did not understand the question. No, I do not know who #9 could be. Maybe he is a current freshman.

I have heard that there may be some kids transferring into smw for next year so there maybe some new faces with some experience as well.

ec365f30-997a-11e2-9569-000bcdcb5194 said...

The Indians are apparently rebuilding the whole backbone of the football organization. Key players returning for the 2013 season to add deph to the new spread O and aggressive defense.

MahValley said...

I have always thought that SMN has enough athletes every year to win 3 games and with a little bit of luck 5 games. IMO, the only thing they have been missing is discipline.