Darrin Simmons is an American football coach who plies his trade as an assistant head coach and special teams coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).



He previously had coaching stints in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers. He was a punter in college at the University of Kansas.

Simmons’ coverage units have also been consistently among the NFL’s best.



In 2019, the Bengals completed third in normal beginning field position (26.4) and fourth in adversaries’ normal beginning field position (23.9).

In 2018, Cincinnati positioned seventh in dropkick return inclusion (10.7), fifth in opening shot return normal (24.9), and ninth in dropkick inclusion (7.3 yards/return).

In 2017, Simmons helped Harris to his first-vocation Pro Bowl, subsequent to recording 143 snaps (89 dropkicks, 54 placekicks) without an unplayable conveyance.

That followed a 2016 mission wherein Simmons directed Alex Erickson’s surprising ascent from school free specialist to the AFC the opening shot return title (27.9 normal).

Which Teams Has Darrin Simmons Ever Coached?

  • University of Kansas (1996)
    Graduate assistant
  • University of Minnesota (1997)
    Graduate assistant
  • Baltimore Ravens (1998)
    Assistant special teams coordinator/Assistant strength and conditioning coach
  • Carolina Panthers (1999–2002)
    Assistant special teams coordinator/Assistant strength and conditioning coach
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2003–2019)
    Special teams coordinator
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2020–present)
    Assistant head coach/Special teams coordinator

Has Darrin Simmons ever Played In The NFL?

No, Darrin Simmons has never played in the National Football League (NFL). However, he played college football as a punter at Dodge City Community College from 1991 to 1992.

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