Dr. Art Simpson Jr. has over 25 years in the field of Collegiate, Recreational and Professional Track and Field and 18 professional years in the field of Recreation and Sports Management. Dr. Simpson holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Lamar University, Masters of Science Degree in Sports, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champagne and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He has dedicated his life to the sport of Track and Field. While a professional in the field of Intramural and Recreational Sports Administration he continues to give back to a sport that has given him so much. As a former 800M District, Regional and State Qualifier, former Sunbelt Conference record holder and member of the professional circuit for USA Track and Field, he takes great pride in finding that passion of the sport in his athletes. His love of life long learning in this field has allowed for the success of many of his athletes. Dr. Simpson believes in developing sportsmanship, mental strength and physical strength and agility to empower the athlete's success. Although he is a life long learner of the sport to those in the industry and his athletes....he is just "Coach Simp."