15 Dan Simonds  
    Dan Simonds

    Associate Head Coach

    First Season

    • Dan Simonds is in his first season at Indiana University, joining the staff as the associate head coach on July 8, 2013.

    • Acts as hitting coach and works extensively with the catchers.

    • Spent the previous eight seasons as Miami University's head coach.

    • Coached 16 Major League Baseball draft picks as the RedHawks head coach, including five selected in the top 10 rounds. Three protégés have reached the Major Leagues level.

    • Head coach at Xavier University for the 2005 campaign.

    • Served as an assistant coach under Tracy Smith at Miami for five seasons (2000-04).

    • Prior to college coaching, Simonds gained over a decade's worth of experience in the professional ranks. He had a four-year stint in the San Diego Padres organization, managing the Class A Fort Wayne Wizards in 1999 and working as the hitting/catching instructor for the Class A Clinton Lumber Kings from 1997-98.

    • Roving instructor/coach for the Bluefield Orioles (1995-96) and Chicago Cubs bullpen catcher from 1992-94.

    • Drafted in the eighth round out of Davidson College by the Baltimore Orioles in 1987. Later played for the 1990 Winston-Salem Spirits as a teammate of Tracy Smith.

    • While a Miami assistant coach, nine RedHawk hitters went on to professional baseball careers.

    • The Boston native and his wife, Dawn, have two children; a son, Sam, and a daughter, Madison.


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