Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson

Player Profile

Volunteer Assistant Coach

First Year

Alma Mater:
Northwestern Oklahoma '03

Josh Simpson begins his first year as a volunteer assistant for New Mexico. Simpson, a knowledgeable young coach, is coming off a successful rookie season.

Simpson spent last year as an assistant coach at Lamar Community College in Colorado. He guided the Runnin' Lopes to a 51-11 record. The team was runner-up at the district finals and finished fourth in the country after appearing in the JUCO World Series.

Simpson also garnered coaching experience as an assistant coach for the Waterloo Bucks, a member of the Northwoods League. Simpson has already been asked back for his second season in the summer of 2006.

Simpson started his collegiate baseball career at El Paso Community College. A two-year outfielder for the Tejanos, Simpson helped the team win its first-ever Western Junior College Athletic Conference championship in 2001. He transfered to Northwestern Oklahoma State University for his final two years of eligibility. As a junior, he hit .367 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI, which were the second and third most on the team, respectively. He hit .255 his senior year, belting 10 homers, again the second most on the team, with 34 RBI.

A 2003 graduate with a bachelor's degree in Wellness Promotion, Simpson, 25, hails from Los Alamos, N.M.