John Simmons joined the Augusta University athletics department as a full time assistant athletic trainer for AU sports medicine in July 2017. Simmons previously served as a graduate assistant for the Augusta Jaguars from 2014-15, receiving his masters of teaching from Augusta in 2017.
Prior to joining the Jags, Simmons spent the last two years as the head athletic trainer at North Augusta High School in North Augusta, S.C., - overseeing all 12 sports at NAHS.
From Plano, Ill., he graduated from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., in 2013 with a bachelor’s of science in athletic training. Before beginning college, Simmons graduated from Plano Hills High School in Plano, Ill.
Son to Brian and Robin Simmons and brother to Anthony and Kenny, he resides in North Augusta, S.C., with Shanna Byers and their daughter Adley.