“COACH DAVE” SIMMONS
Founder of the Tulsa Eagles.
Please join us as we celebrate the life of David Simmons
Sunday June 10, 2012 at 12:30pm
6500 S. 129th E. Ave, Tulsa, OK.
(71st and 129th)
Reception following at the Family Center at Floral Haven is open to everyone.
David A. Simmons of Tulsa, passed away on June 6, 2012. He was born in
1943 in Lubbock, Texas and grew up in Calera, Oklahoma. He is survived
by his loving wife, Cherrie Simmons; his daughter Lyndie Simmons
Fallen, grandchildren Ayden Fallen and Mattie Fallen of Allen, Texas;
daughter Nicole (Nicci) Simmons and son-in law Ralf Atzor, Niklas Atzor
and Alina Atzor of Charlotte, North Carolina; and siblings James D.
Simmons, sister-in-law Anna Simmons of Tulsa, Joanne Stallins of
Calera, Oklahoma, Donna Howard of Pennsylvania, Paula Moore of Phoenix,
Dave was the beloved head coach and founder of the Tulsa Eagles
Fastpitch Softball franchise. He was a true mentor, coach and teacher
for more than 30 years and transformed the game in Oklahoma. In
recognition of his dedication to coaching he was honored by being
inducted into the Oklahoma ASA Hall of Fame in 2010 and also coached
the U.S. team of the Pan Am games.
During his unprecedented tenure, his girls were awarded millions of dollars in
scholarships to the top universities and colleges throughout the country including, but not limited to, Tulsa University, Oklahoma State, Univ. of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Missouri, Florida State, Arizona State, Northwestern, Princeton, Harvard, Maryland, Arizona and many more. His legacy will be the
contributions made to education, the development of student athletes
and the empowerment of women.
There are many nice things being said about David on the internet:
- GCSM – Message Board
- Tulsa Eagles Facebook Page
- Message about David on GREEN COUNTRY SOFTBALL MAGAZINE
- Twitter / DallasASA: Dave Simmons long time fou
- Tulsa Eagles
- David Abraham Simmons 6 – 6 – 2012
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. – Danny Thomas