John Simmons

John  Simmons

Football Chief of Staff

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John Simmons joined the Rice Football staff prior to the start of the 2014 season as the Owls' Assistant Recruiting Coordinator and Events Specialist and was promoted to Chief of Staff in June of 2018.

Simmons assists head coach Mike Bloomgren in the administration of all aspects of the program and serves as the program's liaison to the athletic department and other departments and organizations on campus.

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 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.

Simmons is single and makes his home in Houston.



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