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Josh Simpson Season 2025

Josh Simpson
Assistant Coach
Los Alamos, N.M.
Alma Mater
Northwestern Oklahoma St. (2003)

Josh Simpson, the director of baseball operations for LSU’s 2023 National Championship team, returned to the Tigers as an assistant coach, head coach Jay Johnson announced on June 24, 2024.

Simpson worked during the 2024 season as assistant coach at Georgia, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament No. 7 National Seed and the NCAA Athens Regional title.

Before serving as LSU’s director of operations in 2023, Simpson worked as an MLB scout for the Texas Rangers from 2016-22.

Simpson was the head coach from 2008-15 at New Mexico Junior College, where he completed his career as the second winningest coach in program history, posting a 283-163 record. He saw over 18 players drafted into Major League Baseball and 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 WJCAC Coach of the Year.

Prior to becoming the NMJC head coach, Simpson was the hitting coach in 2007 at Central Arizona College, where he helped guide the team to the Region I Championship and a second place finish in the Western District Playoffs.

He worked as the volunteer coach at the University of New Mexico in 2006, and in 2005 he was the head coach at Lamar (Colo.) Community College, where his squad won the Region IX Championship and finished second in the Western District Playoffs. Lamar CC posted an overall record of 51-11 and a No. 4 final national ranking.

Simpson earned a bachelor’s of science degree in 2003 from Northwestern Oklahoma State, and he received a master’s degree in 2010 from East Central University in Ada, Okla.