John Simmons joined the Rice Football staff on August 1 as the Owls' Assistant Recruiting Coordinator and Events Specialist.
Simmons serves as David Bailiff's assistant, handling all special events for the football team while also assisting David Sloan in the execution of the Owls recruiting efforts.
A 2014 graduate of UTSA with a degree in Public Relations, he was a member of the Roadrunners football team in their initial seasons. He was a walk-on quarterback who played in four games during UTSA's inaugural campaign and in two games in 2012 as a quarterback. He shifted to wide receiver after earning a scholarship in his final season.
Simmons earned second-team All-District 26-5A honors as a senior after throwing for 2,150 yards and rushing for another 978 at New Braunfels High School while leading the team to an 11-4 record and a spot in the Class 5A Division II semifinals that fall ... Coached by Chuck Caniford ... Also played basketball and was a state qualifier in track & field.
Simmons is single and makes his home in Houston.