Jackson Simmons News Archive

Jackson Simmons At Home In Coaching

Jackson Simmons' last game in the Smith Center came on March 7, 2015. He returned on Wednesday, this time as Western Carolina's director of basketball operations. Before the Tar Heels' 104-61 win, Simmons received a nice applause during pregame introductions. He also paused for a photo with Roy Williams, Hubert Davis and other members of the UNC coaching staff.

Jackson Simmons Named to Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame

The Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2016 includes Cindi Simmons and Jackson Simmons. Jackson Simmons, graduated in 2011 from Smoky Mountain, where he set the state high school record for career rebounds (1,544). He played basketball four years at North Carolina and is now a graduate assistant coach at UNC-Charlotte.

Alkins, DeLaurier, Fultz, Simmons, Adebayo to Be Featured in Adidas Nations on ESPNU

Rawle Alkins, Mustapha Heron, Kobi Simmons, Frank Jackson and Edrice Adebayo are among the Class of 2016 stars who will be showcased Monday night in the adidas Nations event on ESPNU. The third-place game featuring Team Lillard vs. Team Africa will air at 7 p.m. ET followed by the championship game featuring Team Wall vs. Team Rose will air at 9 p.m. Team Rose features Alkins, Heron, Simmons, Jackson and Adebayo, along with Javin DeLaurier,.

July Live Period Preview: Five story lines to track this month

During the spring, it looked as though Dennis Smith had the crown locked up as the best guard in the Class of 2016. Although the 6-foot-2 North Carolina native still has a great chance to be the top guard in the national class, he’s going to be pushed by some strong competition during the month of July. 6-foot-5 Kobi Simmons from Atlanta, 6-foot-2 Utah native Frank Jackson and De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 product of Houston, are all legitimate threats to go at Smith.

Former Tar Heel Jackson Simmons follows tradition

Jackson Simmons' career choice should come as no surprise. Surrounded by coaching greatness and a desire to remain involved in a sport that is in his blood, the former Smoky Mountain star who just graduated from North Carolina is the newest member of the staff of basketball coach Mark Price at UNC Charlotte. "It's all happened pretty quick," said Simmons, who graduated in May.

Jackson Simmons Joining Coaching Ranks

Jackson Simmons needed less than a month after graduating from UNC to land a spot on Mark Price’s staff at Charlotte. Simmons, a former walk-on forward who played in 115 games as a Tar Heel, will serve as a graduate assistant on Price’s initial collegiate staff. His role will include film work and some on-court instruction, among other responsibilities.

Jackson Simmons named graduate assistant coach at Charlotte

Former Tar Heel and Smoky Mountain basketball standout Jackson Simmons is joining the coaching staff at Charlotte next season as a graduate assistant. Simmons will also be a 49ers student - he is pursuing his masters degree after graduating from North Carolina. Simmons appeared in 28 games for the Tar Heels (26-12) last season.

UNC Players' NCAA Tournament Experience

Heading into the NCAA Tournament, UNC has a team made up of primarily juniors and sophomore with three freshman and a couple of little used seniors. Here is how the roster stacks up in terms of previous NCAA Tournament experience. Jackson Simmons leads UNC in games played in the NCAA Tournament, though one of those was less than a minute against Creighton in 2012.

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Senior Day 2015

Seniors Sasha Seymore, Luke Davis, Jackson Simmons and Desmond Hubert were honored before the tip-off against Duke as it was the final home game of their Tar Heel basketball careers on March 7, 2015.

Video: UNC Seniors Share Memories - 2015

Seniors Luke Davis, Desmond Hubert, Sasha Seymore and Jackson Simmons will play their last home game at the Dean Smith Center against Duke on Saturday. They share their fondest memories of playing for coach Roy Williams and becoming a member of the Carolina basketball family.

Video: UNC Players Pre-Duke Interviews

Marcus Paige, Jackson Simmons, J.P. Tokoto, Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson all think that Saturday night could be special for the Tar Heels as they square off against Duke in the Dean Smith Center at 9pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

I'm A Tar Heel: Jackson Simmons

Jackson Simmons: "Growing up in North Carolina I can remember watching the Tar Heels play and was amazed at how big and full of energy the Smith Center was. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a part of the Carolina Family. So, When Coach Williams invited me as a walk-on in his office in early August of 2010, I told him I would think about it but there was no need to think."

My Carolina Experience: Jackson Simmons

Jackson Simmons: “From an academic standpoint, I realize how competitive and how tough academics can be around here, but it’s worth it. I think Carolina has allowed me to be surrounded by people who share my interests and who want to help me. My coaches and the academic services over at Loudermilk have given me a pathway to follow and they understand what I want to do."

UNC Player Profile: The Reserves

The 2014-15 season is almost here and in preparation for that we profile the players. Today we look at the reserves. Over his first three seasons there has been plenty to like about Jackson Simmons. Here is a player who works hard, has a tremendous understanding of the game and squeezes every last ounce out of the basketball talent he's been given.

Out of the Blue: Jackson Simmons

Jackson Simmons is the epitome of a role player, but with his selfless, team-first attitude, the Webster, N.C. product is an integral part to the success of the Tar Heels. "I just do a lot of the little things, like setting screens or getting after loose balls and boxing out. I’m kind of lucky, because it doesn’t change game to game."

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