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Former Player Now Head Coach At Evansville

Last updated on Friday, March 16, 2007

(EVANSVILLE, IN) - The University of Evansville has named Marty Simmons as their new men’s basketball coach.

The 42-year-old Simmons has spent the past five seasons as head coach at SIU Edwardsville, going 88-and-59 with the division-two Cougars.

Simmons played at Evansville after transferring from Indiana and also spent ten seasons as an assistant with the Purple Aces.

He replaces Steve Merfeld, who resigned after posting a 54-and-91 record over five seasons.

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