Tyler Simms, an assistant coach at Trinity College for the past two years, has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Brown in an announcement made by Bears’ head coach Mike Martin. Simms was the recruiting coordinator at Trinity and contributed to all aspects of the program, including scouting, player development and the establishment of the Alumni Mentorship program.
“We are excited and fortunate to be able to add Tyler to our staff at Brown,” said Martin. “He has done a terrific job at every stop along the way thus far in his coaching career. I’ve known him since he played collegiately at Trinity and am confident that he will add a tremendous amount to our program here at Brown.”
Simms graduated in 2008 from Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in educational studies. He played four years at Trinity and held the position of team captain in 2007-08. During his career, the Bantams went 79-25 and won the NESCAC tournament championship in 2007-08 for the first time in school history. Simms was named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team during his senior season and also earned the John Kelley Award for “commitment and sacrifice to his teammates and program.”
Simms spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass. He also held the position of program director for Basketball, LLC, a company that runs AAU and high school events for the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
As a graduate assistant at Mercyhurst from 2009-11, Simms assisted in all aspects of the Mercyhurst program, from on-court coaching, advanced scouting and recruiting to game preparation and individual player development.
Simms was also the Director of Basketball Operations at Siena from 2001-13 under head coach Mitch Buonaguro with responsibilities that included practice and skill development planning, video editing and exchange, and Director of Siena’s Team, Day and Elite Camps.