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)