Soccer - Girls
The Simsbury High School girls' soccer program consists of varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen teams. Led by Head Coached Jim Bayer (bio below), the team competes during the fall season in the Central Connecticut Conference West Division as well as the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
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.
Varsity Assistant Coach - Holly Simeon
Coach Simeon has been coaching a Simsbury Travel team since 2007.
Coach Simeon graduated Simsbury High School in 1984 (State Champs '82 & '83 and All State, All New England and All American 1983) and attended the College of William and Mary where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration. She played on the women's soccer team all 4 years.
Coach Simeon and her husband Paul have 3 teenage children Drew, Katie and Scott
This is Coach Osborne's first season coaching soccer, but he has been coaching at Simsbury High School since 2002; most recently as the varsity football coach for 8 seasons. He has coached numerous All-CCC Division I athletes and five All-State players. His teams have been State Semi-Finalist twice in 2008 and 2009, winning one CCC Division I championship in 2009. He is also an assistant coach for the Outdoor Track & FIeld team in the spring. Over the past thirteen years, Coach Osborne has implemented a twelve month strength and conditioning program for all of his combined athletes.
Coach Osborne attended Springfield College where he earned his B.A. in History/Secondary Education. As a four year performer on the Springfield College football team Coach Osborne had great success as a student-athlete. He started four post-season NCAA playoff games and was named Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the year in 1999. He was also an Academic All-Conference selection in each of his varsity seasons at Springfield. Coach Osborne coached football at his Alma Mater from 1999-2001 as a graduate assistant football coach earning a Master's Degree in Education.
Coach Osborne lives in West Simsbury with his wife Suzanne and their two young sons.
Thank You letter from Casting for Recovery; June 2014