Darrin Simmons

Special Teams Coordinator

College: Kansas

Hometown: Elkhart, KS

Experience: 17 years


A valuable and proven veteran on the Bengals’ coaching staff, Simmons is now in his 17th season with the team and stands as the longest-tenured coach on staff. Simmons has spent his entire Bengals term leading the special teams units, and for the last seven years has held the title of special teams coordinator.

Over his Bengals career, Simmons’ work with the special teams units has helped re-write the team’s record book. Simmons has guided P Kevin Huber to the top spot in every career punting category, including attempts (768), yards (34,618), gross average (45.08), net average (39.79) and inside-20s (266). Under Simmons’ direction, Huber has notched the top five seasons in team history for net average and inside-20s, and the top four seasons for gross average. Snapping to Huber for a majority of his career has been another Simmons protégé, LS Clark Harris, who entering 2019 has 1428 career snaps without an unplayable delivery.