BOULDER — After three seasons at the helm of the Boulder football program, head coach Bob Simmons is stepping down.

The Panthers finished the 2015 season with a 5-5 record, including a first-round playoff loss to Legacy. Throughout his tenure at Boulder High, Simmons' teams went 10-19.

"There's a lot that went into it," Simmons said. "I've really enjoyed the opportunity to be the head coach at Boulder and to go through the trials of helping to rebuild a program that was down for a while. I had an opportunity to teach also, and that allowed me to see the kids every day. We're at a point in the program where we have tremendous momentum and that's exciting."

A volunteer coach last season, Simmons will likely explore new coaching opportunities. He has extensive coaching experience, including six seasons as head coach at Oklahoma State University. He was also an assistant coach at the University of Colorado and Notre Dame.

Simmons said he has already been in communication with several teams at different levels including the NFL, college and high school.

"I loved working with the students and the faculty, and the parents were tremendous," Simmons said. "Coaching is in my blood and I've got some feelers out to see what happens down the road."


Also after three seasons at Boulder, baseball head coach Colt Sedbrook is stepping down from his post. Under Sedbrook, a Broomfield High School alumnus, the Panthers went 26-31. After playing college ball at the University of Arizona, Sedbrook was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.

Prior to his tenure at Boulder, Sedbrook was an assistant coach at Skyline and a coach in the Longmont Twins summer baseball organization.

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