Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity tennis coach, Clovis Simmons, was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the 28th Annual SCACA banquet on Saturday, November 14 at the Greenville Convention Center. Other inductees were: Jerry Brown, Max Clyburn, Johnny Goodwin, and Brad Porter. Coach Simmons has been the CHS tennis coach at CHS for the past 30 years.
According to her induction biography: HER GIRLS’ TEAMS HAVE A RECORD OF 435-110, WHILE HER BOYS’ TEAMS RECORD Are 390-104, INCLUDING THE 2000 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. HER GIRLS’ TEAMS HAVE BEEN TO THE STATE FINALS 7 TIMES (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005), AND HER BOYS’ TEAM 6 TIMES (1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2018, 2019). SIMMONS HAS BEEN NAMED REGION COACH OF THE YEAR 35 TIMES (21 GIRLS, 14 BOYS) AND HAS BEEN NAMED SCACA COY 3 TIMES (1996, 2000, 2018). IN 2019, SHE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE LAURENS COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME. SHE HAS SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT AND HEAD COACH IN BOTH THE GIRLS AND BOYS NORTH-SOUTH ALL STAR MATCHES. FOR 25 YEARS SHE HAS BEEN THE SINGLES TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR THE SCHSL. SIMMONS IS A NATIVE OF BLACKSHEAR, GEORGIA, A GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, AND A 31 YEAR MEMBER OF THE SCACA.