Players dedicate themselves to constant improvement
Although basketball is a winter sport at The Summit, “A lot of the girls put time into summer ball," Coach Beth Simmons says. "That’s all very important in building a program. There’s a lot of out-of-season work we do to get better in-season."
That dedication has paid dividends for a program that has won six MVC Scarlet Division titles in the last decade, including a run of four years when the team went undefeated (2015-18).
Coach Beth Simmons played Division I basketball at the University of Akron. After graduation, she accepted her first head coaching job. A few years later, in 2001, she joined The Summit and has since been awarded “Coach of the Year” numerous times from the Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame, Southwest Ohio District 16, Miami Valley Conference, Associated Press and Enquirer. In 2019, Coach Simmons won her 300th game with a win against Cincinnati Christian. She is assisted on the court by Micah Montecalvo, Kiley Barnard and Mike Lockhart.