Georgetown University will announce today that former women's lacrosse coach Kim Simons is coming back to the school. Simons, who resigned her coaching position on July 1 to spend more time with her family, will become associate athletic director for sport administration, a new position in the athletic department.
Simons will oversee all varsity sports at Georgetown except men's and women's basketball. The creation of her position is part of an overall reorganization of the athletic department under interim athletic director Adam Brick.
Simons spent nine seasons at Georgetown, compiling a 113-43 record. She was an assistant women's lacrosse coach in 1994 before becoming the head coach in 1995. She also coached the field hockey team from 1995 to '98.
Simons led the women's lacrosse team to seven consecutive NCAA appearances, including three final four appearances and two trips to the national championship game. Under her leadership, the Hoyas earned their first No. 1 national ranking. Simons was selected the Division I coach of the year in 2001.
* PRO BASKETBALL: The Detroit Pistons acquired Derrick Coleman and Amal McCaskill from the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade for Corliss Williamson.
"We feel like this is a good trade for our team and our organization as we move forward," said Joe Dumars, Pistons president of basketball operations. . . .
The Dallas Mavericks traded Antoine Walker and Tony Delk to the Atlanta Hawks for Jason Terry and Alan Henderson.
The Mavericks also will receive a first-round draft pick from the Hawks.
* TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt needed two sets to beat unseeded Gustavo Kuerten, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round of the Tennis Masters Cincinnati tournament in Mason, Ohio.
In other matches, Andy Roddick topped Nicolas Kiefer, 6-4, 6-4, and Carlos Moya beat Ivan Ljubicic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in the $2.5 million event after persistent, heavy rains delayed the start of the morning matches for more than four hours. . . .
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova overcame some spotty serving and beat Kristina Brandi of Puerto Rico, 6-1, 6-4, in her opening match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports