Soccer - Girls
The Simsbury High School girls' soccer program consists of varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen teams. Coached by Jim Bayer and Doug Slater (bio below), the team competes during the fall season in the Central Connecticut Conference West Division as well as the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
Jim Bayer - Head Coach
Coach Bayer is the head coach with the Simsbury High School girls’ program and has been involved in coaching the team since 2007. Coach Bayer started as an assistant coach for the varsity team and then served as the coach of the junior varsity team for five years.
Coach Bayer is a graduate of Byram Hills High School (Armonk, NY) and attended S.U.N.Y.at Oswego where he earned a BS in Business Administration. He played on the men’s’ varsity soccer team all four years. Coach Bayer has a USSF youth national coaching license.
Coach Bayer and his wife Debbie have lived in Simsbury and raised their three children here since 1983.
Doug Slater - JV Coach
Coach Slater is a special education teacher at Simsbury H.S. and currently lives in West Hartford. A '99 graduate of F.D Roosevelt H.S. in Hyde Park NY, Coach Slater also served in the U.S. Navy from 1999-2003. He graduated with a BA in History from Colby-Sawyer College in 2007, and was selected all conference in his senior year as a central defender for the Chargers. Since moving to West Hartford in 2008, Coach Slater has earned an MS in special education from Central Connecticut State University and continues to play soccer on various club teams.
DocumentsRead the Thank You letter
from Casting for Recovery; June 2014