Simmons Named New Women's Basketball Coach

Simmons Named New Women's Basketball Coach

Montgomery County Community College has announced the hiring of Vincent Simmons as the new head coach for the Mustangs Women's Basketball team.

Simmons brings over 15 years of coaching experience with him to Montgomery County Community College. Most recently, he was an assistant at Arcadia University, serving on Head Women's Basketball Coach Lorie Khalil's staff. He also currently coaches with the Philly Triple Threat AAU program.

Simmons was the head women's basketball coach at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, Conn., from 2011-2013. During his tenure he oversaw all aspects of the program, including recruiting qualified student-athletes, mentoring student-athlete academic performance and developed a "Champions of Character" outreach program.

Prior to his collegiate coaching experience, Simmons was an assistant girls basketball coach for North Haven (Conn.) High School from 2008-2011, where he was responsible for player development and scouting. Simmons started his career in 1997-1998 as an assistant boys' basketball coach at The Masters School in West Simsbury, Conn.

A self-proclaimed sports lover, Simmons spent 15 years as a Master Control Operator with ESPN after earning his bachelor's degree in broadcasting from Mansfield University.

Simmons was born and raised in Philadelphia and played high school basketball at Dobbins AVTS. He is currently enrolled in the higher education master's program at Ashford University.

Simmons resides in West Philadelphia.