|Position:||Coordinator of Basketball Operations|
|Alma Mater:||Washington State, 2011|
An important part of the Washington State University men’s basketball program for the last six years, Mike Simonson enters his third season as the Coordinator of Basketball Operations, his fourth season as a full-time staff member and his first under first-year head coach Ernie Kent.
At WSU, Simonson has been responsible for a wide array of duties. His everyday tasks include coordinating travel and supervising the student-manager staff, as well as assisting with the coordination of recruiting, including organizing the recruiting data base, assisting with mail-outs and coordinating recruiting visits, among other duties. As video coordinator, he has also been responsible for all aspects of video, including filming practices and games, film exchange, video scouting reports and producing team videos.
Each summer Simonson he runs the Cougar Basketball Camps, including Day Camp, Elite Camp and Team Camp.
Prior to his full-time position, Simonson spent the previous four seasons as a student manager at Washington State and the final three as one of two head managers. His duties with the Cougars included preparation of scouting reports, video coordination, film exchange and assisting with the team’s recruiting software, as well as day-to-day tasks around the office, at practice and during games. He also worked at WSU’s summer basketball camps during his years as a manager.
A native of Edmonds, Wash., Simonson received his bachelor of arts in social sciences with an emphasis on history from Washington State in the spring of 2011. He graduated from Meadowdale High School in 2006, where he played basketball, football and golf.
The Mike Simonson File
Education: Washington State (Social Sciences), 2011
2007-08 Washington State – Student Manger
2008-11 Washington State – Head Student Manager/Video Coordinator
2011-12 Washington State – Video Assistant
2012-present Washington State – Coordinator of Operations