Legendary Clovis High Football Coach Joins Fresno State Staff
Tim Simons was introduced as Fresno State's new wide receivers coach at a press conference Thursday.
Tim Simons was introduced as Fresno State's new wide receivers coach at a press conference Thursday.

Feb. 10, 2000

FRESNO, Calif. - Tim Simons, who for the past 24 season has been the head coach at Clovis (Calif.) High School, was named the receivers coach at Fresno State today by head coach Pat Hill.

Simons replaces Trent Miles, who left to become the receivers coach of the Green Bay Packers.

"Tim Simons is as fine a football coach as there is," Hill said. "He's a legend in the valley. He's as good an Xs and Os coach as you will find anywhere. I have wanted to have him join our staff since I got here but we haven't had a position available. I always told him that when the right position opens I would love to have him join our staff, because he is so well respected in our community and the valley. I'm thrilled that he decided to join the staff."

Simons, 58, is a 1967 graduate of Fresno State, earning a degree in physical education and english. He earned a master's degree in physical education from Fresno State in 1972. He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Fresno State in 1965 under Phil Krueger and 1966 for head coach Darryl Rogers. In 1967 he became an assistant coach at Clovis High School, where he remained until 1973 when he became the head coach Lennox (Calif.) High School. He returned to Clovis High as an assistant the following season. In 1975 he was the head coach at Fresno's Roosevelt High School before returning to Clovis as head coach in 1976. He had a record of 220-59-4 at Clovis High, winning 11 league championships, reaching the section finals nine times and winning five section championships.

In 1984 he was named the California State Coach of the Year and in 1991 he was named the Northern California Coach of the Year. This past season, he coached Clovis to a 12-1 record and section championship, the second section title in three seasons at the school. Clovis was ranked seventh in the west and 37th in the nation in 1999.

Simons and the rest of the Fresno State coaches will be at the Bulldog Draft Day Party Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Convention Center.



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