Richard Simmons is in his fourth year as an assistant with the
men’s basketball program at the University of North
Simmons brings 38 years of coaching experience to the staff, including stops at Pineville High School in Pineville, West Virginia, and Hilliard High School in Hilliard, Florida, before coming to Georgia for coaching positions at Morrow High School and Lovejoy Middle School.
During his coaching career, Simmons has an overall record of 395-194, while leading his teams to a pair of state tournament runner-up finishes, 11 state tournaments, 11 region championship, and seven regional runner-up appearances.
He has coached 28 all-state players, while 67 of his players received collegiate basketball scholarships, and one player is continuing his professional career overseas.
At Concord University, Simmons earned First-Team All-Conference honors in baseball and basketball in 1965 and 1966, before completing his undergraduate degree and receiving his graduate degree from the University of West Georgia.
Simmons and his wife Deb reside in Dahlonega, Georgia, and have three children, Lori, Sean, and Matthew.