first_imgSeptember 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Signs Todd Simon To An Extension Tags: academic probation/Central Michigan/Debbie Corcum/Southern Utah University men’s basketball/Todd Simon/UNLV Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, just weeks before practice sessions for Southern Utah University’s men’s basketball commence, head coach Todd Simon was signed to an extension through the 2021-22 season.This announcement was made by SUU athletics director Debbie Corum.The men’s basketball program has improved tremendously since Simon’s arrival from UNLV in the 2016-17 season.He is currently 19-46 (.292) as the head coach of the Thunderbirds’ program, but in his second season, the Thunderbirds more than doubled their wins from his first, increasing from 13 to six.The 13 wins SUU had last season are the most for the program since 2000-01.The community has also appreciated Simon’s influence on the program as the Thunderbirds finished fourth in attendance in the Big Sky Conference last season.Corum spoke glowingly of Simon Monday as well, saying he came to the program at a time when it was in danger of academic probation and has made his student-athletes studious.Simon, a native of Fowler, Mich., has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan with a double major in sport studies and management information system in 2003.He earned his master’s in sport education leadership from UNLV in 2010.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *