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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

Report: Vanderbilt football hires Barton Simmons as ‘general manager,’ per 247 Sports

Barton Simmons was previously the director of scouting for 247 Sports.
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Barton Simmons at 247 Sports. (Economic Club of Nashville)

Vanderbilt football has hired Barton Simmons as its “general manager,” according to Robbie Weinstein of 247 Sports. Weinstein reported that the role will “function as the Commodores’ director of player personnel.”

Simmons most recently worked for 247 Sports as its director of scouting and routinely appeared on CBS Sports HQ to contribute to its football coverage. Simmons, a Nashville native, worked for Rivals.com as a national analyst before moving over to 247 Sports 2010. He spent a decade in various lead roles for 247 Sports’ scouting department.

Simmons played high school football at Montgomery Bell Academy, where he was a teammate of Vanderbilt’s head football coach Clark Lea. He was a two-time state champion in football and earned first team All-Midstate honors, first team All-State honors and Division Defensive MVP. Simmons also lettered in basketball, serving as a team captain of both teams his senior year. He went on to play college football at Yale.

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Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
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