The Green Bay Packers named Jason Simmons secondary coach on Jan. 24, 2018.
Simmons is entering his eighth season with the Packers, having served as the assistant special teams coach for the past three seasons. In 2017, Simmons helped P Justin Vogel register a net punting average of 41.6 yards, ranking No. 1 among Packers since 1976 (min. 40 punts). From 2015-17, the Packers ranked No. 2 in the NFL in opponent punt return average (5.7 yards per return). In 2014, Simmons was a defensive/special teams assistant, where he worked closely with special teams and spent much of his time tutoring perimeter players on various coverage and return teams. He also assisted with the defensive backs, helping the Green Bay defense rank No. 9 in the league in takeaways (29). Simmons joined the Packers in 2011 as a coaching administrator, a position he held for three years. Before coaching, he played for 10 years in the NFL as a defensive back and was a standout on special teams during his career. A fifth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1998 NFL Draft, Simmons went on to play 121 games from 1998-2007 for the Steelers and Houston Texans. He lettered four years as a cornerback for Arizona State, serving as a team captain and earning second-team All-Pacific-10 honors as a senior.