Baseball and American football coachDied when: 89 years 149 days (1072 months)
Star Sign: Leo
John "Hi" Simmons (August 16, 1905 – January 12, 1995) was the head baseball coach at the University of Missouri from 1937 until 1973.During his tenure, Missouri won one national championship, finished runner-up three other times, appeared in six College World Series and won 11 conference titles.
Simmons' Missouri team won the 1954 College World Series and finished as runners-up in 1952, 1958 and 1964.He also served as a football assistant coach under Don Faurot.
Simmons was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1977, the University of Missouri Hall of Fame in 1990, and is also a member of the .
The field at Taylor Stadium is named Simmons Field in his honor.He died and is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.