Josh Simpson, Head Coach E-mail >>
Coach Josh Simpson is entering his first season as Head Coach at New Mexico Junior College. Simpson started his coaching career as an Assistant at Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO, in 2005. During his tenure at Lamar, the team won the Region IX Championship and finished second at the Western District Playoffs with an overall record of 51-11 and a final ranking of fourth in the country. After one year at Lamar, Simpson joined the University of New Mexico Coaching Staff, where he served as the volunteer coach for the 2006 season. In 2007, Simpson became the Hitting Coach at Central Arizona College. While at Central, Simpson helped coach the team to the 2007 Region I Championship and a second place finish at the Western District Playoffs, with an overall record of 43-21. Coach Simpson spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 as the Hitting Coach for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League. This past summer, he helped guide the Cheyenne Post 6 American Legion to their seventh straight state championship.
Simpson started his playing career at El Paso Community College, where his 2001 team won the conference title. Following EPCC, Simpson moved on to Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he finished a successful career. While at Northwestern, Simpson earned a B.S. in Wellness Promotion.
Jake McCarter, Assistant Coach E-mail >>
Coach Jake McCarter is entering his first year of coaching as the Assistant Coach at New Mexico Junior College. Before coaching, McCarter started his playing career at Tivy High School in Kerrville, TX. He was selected out of high school in the 40th round by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2003 draft. McCarter went on to play at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, TX under Skip Johnson. While attending Navarro in 2004 the team won the conference title and McCarter was selected in the 28th round by the New York Yankees in the 2004 draft. In 2005, McCarter and his team again won the conference title and he was an all-conference selection. McCarter was selected in the 39th round by the Washington Nationals in the 2005 draft. In 2006, McCarter signed to play at the University of Alabama where the Crimson Tide won the 2006 South Eastern Conference Title. That year, McCarter led the SEC in earned run average. McCarter was selected in the 45th round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2006 draft. In 2008, McCarter played his senior year at the University of Oklahoma where he earned his B.S. in Sociology. After McCarter’s collegiate career, he signed to play professionally with the Los Angeles Dodgers. While with the Dodgers, he earned the Dodger Pride Award in April 2009. McCarter played at high levels throughout the organization before his playing career came to an end in 2011.