Todd Simon (basketball)

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Todd Simon
Todd Simon in 2016.jpg
Simon in 2016
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSouthern Utah
ConferenceBig Sky
Biographical details
Born (1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 39)
Fowler, Michigan
Alma materCentral Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2003Harrison Community HS (JV HC/varsity asst.)
2003–2004Pepperdine (volunteer asst.)
2004–2006UNLV (assistant)
2006–2012Findlay Prep (assistant)
2012–2013Findlay Prep
2013–2016UNLV (assistant)
2016UNLV (interim HC)
2016–presentSouthern Utah
Head coaching record
Overall45–71 (college)
Tournaments1–1 (CIT)

Todd Andrew Simon (born August 3, 1980)[1] is an American college basketball coach who is the current head coach at Southern Utah University.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Fowler, Michigan, Simon graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003 as a double major in sport studies and management information systems.[1] In 2010, Simon completed a master's degree in sport education leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).[1]


In the 2002–03 school year, Simon was junior varsity boys' basketball head coach and a varsity assistant coach at Harrison Community High School in Harrison, Michigan. Simon then was a volunteer assistant coach at Pepperdine University in the 2003–04 season under Paul Westphal before becoming an assistant coach under Lon Kruger at UNLV from 2004 to 2006.[1]

From 2006 to 2012, Simon was an assistant coach at basketball power Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada before assuming the head coach spot for the 2012–13 season. In 2013, Simon returned to UNLV as an assistant coach, this time under Dave Rice.[2] When head coach Dave Rice was dismissed on January 10, 2016, Simon was named interim head coach of the Runnin' Rebels. Simon led the team to a 9–8 record in 17 games as head coach. Following the season, Simon was hired as head coach for Southern Utah.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2016)
2016 UNLV 9–8 8–7 T–6th
UNLV: 9–8 (.529) 8–7 (.533)
Southern Utah (Big Sky Conference) (2016–present)
2016–17 Southern Utah 6–27 3–15 T–11th
2017–18 Southern Utah 13–19 5–13 10th
2018–19 Southern Utah 17–17 9–11 7th CIT Second Round
Southern Utah: 36–63 (.364) 17–39 (.304)
Total: 45–71 (.388)


  1. ^ a b c d "Todd Simon, Associate Head Coach" (PDF). 2015-16 UNLV Men's Basketball Media Guide. UNLV. 2015. p. 65.
  2. ^ Isabella, Sean (July 22, 2013). "Simon Hired As UNLV Assistant Coach". UNLV Rebels. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "T-Birds hire Todd Simon as new men's basketball coach". Salt Lake Tribune. March 22, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.

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