Justin Simon ’04 Joins Yale Staff

Justin Simon ’04 Joins Yale Staff

Returns To New Haven After Serving As Assistant Coach At Cardinal Hayes High School

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A familiar face is returning to the Yale men's basketball coaching staff. Justin Simon '04, a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs, has joined head coach James Jones' staff.

During his playing career, Simon appeared in 82 games and scored 243 points. In his last two years, he served as the team's sixth man. As a senior, he appeared in all 27 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. As a junior he was the recipient of the Eggie Miles Award as the team's top free throw shooter and was named to the all-tournament team at the Phoenix Classic after scoring 13 points in the championship game victory over Central Connecticut.

In the summer following his freshman year at Yale, Simon was an intern in the Special Events Department at Madison Square Garden and was backstage at the NBA Draft.

Simon returns to Yale after serving as an assistant coach and teacher at Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City. During his tenure, Simon helped develop Angel Nunez, who is a freshman at Louisville. Hayes reached the CHSAA Class A final in each of the last two years.

Following graduation from Yale, Simon worked as a financial advisor for three years.

A native of Kings Park High School, Simon was an All-Long Island, all-county, all-conference and all-league selection at Kings Park High School.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity