Jerry Simmons (tennis)

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For the football player of the same name see Jerry Simmons (American football).

Jerry Simmons is the former head men’s tennis coach at Louisiana State University. Simmons succeeded Steve Strome in 1983 and recorded an overall record of 278-105 in 15 seasons as head coach of the Tigers. His teams played in 13 NCAA Tournaments, reaching the Final 8 in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. His Tigers were NCAA Runner-Up in 1988 and finished the season 27-2. His 1985 Tigers were SEC Champions and his 1991, 1992, and 1995 teams finished as SEC Runner-Up. He was succeeded by Jeff Brown.[1]

He founded the USTA ITF Junior Tour and led it until 2006.

He was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 1998.[2]


  1. ^ "Tennis staff - Jeff Brown". Louisiana State University. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. ^ "ITA Men's Hall of Fame". ITA. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 

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Preceded by
Steve Strome
LSU Tigers Head Men's Tennis Coach
Succeeded by
Jeff Brown