Simmons terminated as Aces coach

The University of Evansville announced the firing of coach Marty Simmons today. In a news release, athletic director Mark Spencer said it was time for a change of direction, but added it was a difficult decision because of Simmons’ long history with the program as a player and coach.

The 52-year-old Simmons coached the Aces for the last 11 seasons. Evansville was 17-15 this season and lost to Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.