|New SMN head coach Don
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.