JM Simpson elevated to Head Assistant Coach; Jim Mascia rounds out coaching staff for 2012.
JM Simpson begins his second season on the coaching staff of the Providence College men's lacrosse team in 2012. He was hired on June 24, 2010 as an assistant coach and was elevated to head assistant coach this fall.
Simpson came to Providence after two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland. While at St. Mary's, Simpson worked with Head Coach Chris Hasbrouck. He was involved in all aspects of recruiting and day-to-day operations of the men's lacrosse program. He was instrumental in coordinating the defensive playbook and goaltender instruction. Simpson also managed the substitution box during games.
Prior to his tenure at St. Mary's, Simpson spent three seasons at Marist College. He began his time with the Red Foxes as an assistant coach under the direction of Head Coach Andy Copelan in the fall of 2005. Simpson was elevated to head coach in December of 2005 upon Copelan's departure for Maryland. Simpson directed Marist during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 campaigns as a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). During his time at Marist, Simpson was responsible for the daily operations of the program. He served as the offensive coordinator in 2006 and made the transition to defensive coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Simpson was instrumental in the recruitment of MAAC Rookie of the Year Matt Teichmann and MAAC scoring leader Corey Zindel. He also played a significant role in fund-raising efforts.
During Simpson's playing career at Salisbury, he helped his team capture the 2003 and 2004 NCAA National Championship and won four-straight Capital Athletic Conference Championships. Salisbury recorded a 68-8 overall record during Simpson's four-year career (2001-04). Simpson was a team captain in 2004 during Salisbury's run to the national championship.