Dan Simonds

Director of Baseball

A former collegiate and professional player and coach who most notably spent eight years as Miami University’s head coach, Dan Simonds is a proven leader with a history of developing student-athletes to reach their full potential. Simonds has more than 14 years of D-I baseball coaching experience, producing 32 MLB draft picks, 24 All-MAC selections 5 MAC freshman of the year and 17 Academic All-MAC student-athletes during his tenure at Miami.

“Dan has a great understanding of what it takes to get to the next level,” said Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, and a student-athlete of Simonds at Miami. “He’s a driven leader who is never satisfied and, in knowing what it takes to be a professional, will put you in a position to be successful.”

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees Manager, and former teammate of Simonds with the Cubs organization, said, “I’m excited about Dan…as Director of Baseball at IMG [Academy]. His passion and dedication to the game will be great assets in doing everything to be successful."


  • BA in History, Davidson College


  • Head Coach – Miami University (2005 – 2013)
  • Head Coach - Xavier University (2004-2005)
  • Hitting Coach and Recruiting Coordinator – Miami University (2000-2004)
  • Manager – Class A Fort Wayne Wizards (1999)
  • Hitting and Catching Instructor – Clinton Lumber Kings (1997-1998)
  • Roving Instructor/Coach – Baltimore Orioles (1995-1996)
  • Asst Coach Bullpen Catcher (1992-94)
  • Catcher – Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs organizations (1987-1992)
  • 8th Round MLB Draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles (1987)
  • Starting catcher and captain – Davidson College (1987)