Former Tech star and former Tech assistant coach, and most recently, the HC at McNeese, Dave Simmons, is together again with former Dawg Opie.

Simmons as a player at Tech:

Simmons’ 89 percent free throw aim at Louisiana Tech in his senior year (1980-81) is best in school history by a player with over 75 makes. His career 81.8 percent rate at the line ranks fourth. Simmons is featured on a banner in the concourse of the Bulldogs’ Thomas Assembly Center and is a member of the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame, enshrined in 2007 for his playing days as an All-Southland and All-NABC District 23 performer.

Dave Simmons is on my all-time Tech Men's All-Star Team. He was very, very good. Great shooter, smooth ball handler. Great defender. Much under-rated and under-appreciated in Tech basketball lore.

Now...he also played for Deridder High and we (Rummel) beat them for the state championship. They entered 41-0 and we fans were chanting before, doing, and afterwards "41-1! "41-1!" That Deridder team also had that Sanders kid who played for UCLA. Great team! But only 2nd best in the state, hah!

Most importantly Dave Simmons is a great guy.