Reports: Clemson basketball staffer hired as Eastern Illinois coach
|Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11:27 AM-|
Clemson basketball special assistant Marty Simmons is set to take over as head coach of Eastern Illinois, per multiple reports.
Simmons was the head coach at Evansville until 2018 before before being let go and Brad Brownell bringing him on his staff for a new position.
He also coached at SIU-Edwardsville and was the Mr. Basketball in Illinois in 1983.
Eastern Illinois finished 9-18 and ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference last season.
Eastern Illinois is hiring Marty Simmons, source told @Stadium. Former Evansville coach.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 30, 2021
There it is....#EIU is hiring Clemson assistant coach Marty Simmons.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) March 30, 2021
Simmons was 184-175 in 11 seasons at Evansville (2007-18) after going 88-59 at SIU-Edwardsville (when they were D-2).
Simmons is from Lawrenceville where he was the Illinois Mr. Basketball in 1983. https://t.co/cg5r4FgRp8