Women's Tennis Coaching Staff - Intercollegiate Athletics - Penn State Altoona

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Doug Simmons headshot

Doug Simmons

Head Coach, Men's and Women's Tennis

Phone: 814-949-5410

Email: DBS211@psu.edu

Doug Simmons is a native of Altoona, PA and started playing tennis at an early age. He was a four-year member of the Altoona Area High School boys varsity tennis team from 1999-2003. During his time with the team, the squad competed in the PIAA Team Tennis State Championships twice, finishing in second place in 2002 and third in 2003.

Simmons graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Education and English. After college, he accepted a full-time teaching position in the Altoona Area School District. He has been an assistant coach for the AAHS boys and girls tennis teams for five years under head coach Eric Hovan.

Assistant Coaches

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Scott Pickrell

Scott Pickrell is a native of Altoona and started playing tennis at an early age. He thanks his parents for introducing him to the sport. He was a three-year member of the Altoona Area High School boys varsity tennis team from 2005-2007, and also a three-year member of the Penn State Altoona men’s varsity tennis team from 2009-2011. Pickrell posted a 12-5 overall record in singles and went 18-4 in doubles during his time playing for the Lions. He is thrilled to return to Penn State Altoona to be an assistant coach with the team for which he played.

Pickrell graduated from Penn State Altoona with a degree in Communications. After college, he accepted a full-time photographer/editor position at WTAJ-TV. There, he works primarily on the 4 o’clock show, Central PA Live.