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Coach 

Rob Simoes

Coach Simoes has been coaching AAU for two seasons and is now not only a coach, but the Director of the RI Warriors. This past season his 8th grade AAU team went 13-3 in the B Division. His interest and experience in basketball began long before his involvement with the AAU.  He grew up playing basketball for the Oakland Beach Boys & Girls Club in Warwick and played travel basketball as a youth. Only playing limited basketball in high school, he also wrestled.

Coach Simoes attended college at Roger Williams University where his work study job was refereeing intramural basketball. That is where he developed a new respect for the game, realizing the discretion that is involved in calling it. He also played rugby while at college.  Happily married with three children, Coach Simoes began coaching basketball, lacrosse and even soccer as his children began youth sports, realizing his passion was basketball.  He was on the Exeter\West Greenwich Youth Hoopes Basketball board handling registrations, tryouts, coaches and team drafts. Once he began to coach travel basketball, he felt his time was better suited on the court.


Currently, he coaches two travel teams in Exeter\West Greenwich. He feels one of his biggest accomplishments was having a 6th grade team going 1-16 one season, to the having the same team go 13-9 the following year. He feels that not only researching the X’s and O’s of the game but also having player relations, contributed to the success of the team. 
His dedication and perseverance while coaching AAU was respected; when the Director of the RI Warriors was ready to step down, he gladly offered Coach Simoes the position.