Courtney Simmons, an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Troy for ten years, has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at Grambling State.
The announcement was made on Thursday by GSU athletics director Dr. Trayvean Scott.
Scott expressed his excitement about the hiring, saying that Simmons is a proven winner with an impressive track record and a mentor to young women. He is confident that she has the leadership qualities necessary to return the program to its former prominence both in the SWAC and nationally.
Simmons helped guide Troy to five Sun Belt Championships and six postseason berths, including three NCAA Tournament appearances. She was primarily responsible for developing the guards and creating a championship culture within the Troy women’s basketball program.
During her tenure at Troy, Simmons helped numerous student-athletes earn All-Sun Belt honors and was instrumental in the development of several standout players.
Simmons is a Baton Rouge native and played basketball at the University of Louisville, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication. She has twin daughters and is fluent in sign language. An introductory press conference will be held on April 12th.
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