Head Baseball Coach Guy Simmons was a Championship winning Louisiana High School Coach before moving to the College level. He earned both a Bachelor and a Master in Education degree at Northwestern State University (NSU).
He launched his Coaching career at Forrest Hill Academy. He moved onto Bolton High School before settling in at Westlake High School. In his first year at Westlake, Coach Simmons led his team to a district title, and he would go on to take his team to the playoffs in each season of his 12-year tenure. Westlake compiled a 215-109 record under Simmons, capped by a Louisiana state title in 1996.
Coach Simmons came to Richland College from Frank Phillips College (FPC) in Borger, Texas. He took over the program at FPC that had not had a winning season in several years. Simmons turned the FPC baseball program around. In 2003, the FPC Plainsmen went 31-20, the best record in school history. During his tenure, the Plainsmen had two 30 plus win seasons and never less than 22 wins. Coach Simmons had 11 players drafted and more Division I signees than any other conference school. Every one of his players that graduated moved on to play at the next level.
Coach Simmons took Richland to the Regional Tournament 5 out of his 8 seasons. He has finished 2nd once and 3rd twice. Just like at Frank Phillips College he has a 100% placement ratio of players that move on to 4-year universities. His teams are always one of the top hitting teams in the country.
Coach Simmons is the author of two nationally sold videos by Coaches Choice Videos; Pitching "A Mechanical Approach to Developing Control" and Hitting "The 6 Ball Theory" He is also a highly sought-after clinic speaker.
His overall coaching record is 699-626 and he looks forward to his 700th coaching victory early in the 2019 Spring Season.