UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA NEWS
Los Alamos High School alumnus Josh Simpson, who has nearly two decades of experience in college and professional baseball, enters his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia on the staff of Ike Cousins head baseball coach Wes Johnson.
During the 2023 season, Simpson served as the director of baseball operations for the LSU baseball program and coach Jay Johnson. The Tigers captured the national title, finishing with a 54-17 mark. Before joining LSU, Simpson was an area supervisor for the Texas Rangers scouting department. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) scout with the Rangers for seven years until returning to the collegiate ranks at LSU.
Prior to his MLB experience, Simpson served as the head coach at New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) from 2008-15. He became the second winningest coach in program history, tallying a 283-163 record. A total of more than 18 players were drafted by MLB. His teams qualified for the regional tournament in eight consecutive seasons. In 2014, he led NMJC to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title, and he was named the WJAC Coach of the Year.
Simpson’s collegiate experience includes serving as the hitting coach at Central Arizona College, the volunteer coach at the University of New Mexico and the head coach at Lamar (Colo.) Community College. The 2005 Lamar squad claimed the Region IX title and finished second in the Western District Playoffs. Lamar CC posted a record of 51-11 and a No. 4 final national ranking.
A native of Los Alamos, Simpson graduated from LAHS in 1998, received a bachelor of science degree in health and wellness in 2003 from Northwestern Oklahoma State, and he earned a master’s degree in education in 2010 from East Central University in Ada, Okla.
His parents are Jack (Bobbie) Simpson of White Rock and Nancy (Jim) Holt of Las Vegas, NV. He is married to Amanda Weber, also from Los Alamos. They have twin boys, Cooper and Koen.
The Josh Simpson File
2005: Lamar (Colo.) Community College, Head Coach
2006: University of New Mexico, Volunteer Coach
2007: Central Arizona College, Assistant Coach
2008-15: New Mexico Junior College, Head Coach
2016-22: Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball Scouting Department
2023: LSU, Baseball Director of Operations
2023-current: Georgia, Assistant Coach