John Simmons joined the Ole Miss Strength & Conditioning Staff in summer 2009 and is primarily responsible for supporting the women's basketball, men's tennis and men's golf programs.
A native of Navarre, Fla., Simmons has been working professionally with athletes competing at every level since 2007. His previous professional experience includes serving as a Sports Performance Coach at Velocity Sports Performance and assisting the strength & conditioning programs at the University of Memphis and Ole Miss as a volunteer intern.
He has worked with a variety of sports at the highest levels of NCAA competition including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, tennis and volleyball.
Simmons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Delta State where he also earned three letters playing football for the Statesmen. As a senior, he earned All-Conference and All-Region accolades and helped guide DSU to the 2007 Gulf South Conference championship.
After college, Simmons started for the 2008 Tennessee Valley Vipers, in the Arena2 football league, helping lead the club to their first ArenaCup Championship.
Simmons has earned credentials from the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, USA Weightlifting, the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and USA Track & Field.
Simmons lives in Olive Branch, Miss., with his wife, Chastity, and their son, Cash. He also competes in Olympic weightlifting.