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[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0581]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "J.E. "Jenks" Simmons of El Reno, dean of Oklahoma high school coaches and one of the most colorful figures in state sports history, has announced his retirement form coaching at the end of the current basketball season."
Date: June 15, 1953
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0589]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jenks Simmons and his state championship El Reno basketball team didn't have to walk home from the train station after arriving Sunday from Kansas City where the group attended the western NCAA cage tournament. Team members who are kneeling are Bennie Anderson, Harold Kessler and Charles Hahn. Standing from left to right are Gene Kullman, Robert Thiel, Gerald Stockton, trainer John Erbar and Kendall Sheets."
Date: March 20, 1949
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0604]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Here's the El Reno squad that went to the state semi-finals. in front (left to right) assistant coach Bill Davis, trainer Jerry Craig and coach Jenks Simmons; front row Jim McGoffin, Bob Doake, Raymand Howard, Ronnie Martin, Richard Ozmun, Rickey Biggert, Joe Shumate, back row, Gilbert Brown, Glen Rickner, David Mead, Jim Nemitz, Joe Bogan, Walter Clouse, Vernon Taylor, Fred Bond, Mike Reding."
Date: 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0594]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jenks Simmons (center) is presented keys to a new automobile, by Oklahoma-Times sports writer Wally Wallis (right) between semi-final games of the state high school basketball tournament here. Looking on is George Gleason, a member of the El Reno school board who assisted with the El Reno drive to raise the funds for the car to honor the famed basketball coach who is retiring after a career which spans 33 years."
Date: February 9, 1962
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0591]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jenks Simmons is happy. So are 250 other Oklahoma high school football coaches. Football is back. Simmons has had his El Reno Indians at Roman Nose state park this week for practice sessions."
Date: August 28, 1947
Creator: East, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0603]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "If Jenks Simmons had it all to do over again, he would. "How else," he asks, "could I have had an opportunity to work with so many fine youngsters, compete against so many great guys, and raise my family in such a good Community?"
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0592]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "A saddened Jenks Simmons walks from the court after his El Reno team lost to Lawton, 56-50, in a Class AA semi-final game Friday night. The game ended 33 years of coaching for Simmons."
Date: February 9, 1962
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0598]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jenks Simmons has long been recognized as Oklahoma's premier high school basketball coach. Jenks also was a football coach of no little repute."
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0585]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Members of Jenks Simmons' first El Reno team, in 1930, were, from left, back row-Raymond "Pet" Meyer, John Holden, Dewey Tennyson, Byron "Starbuck" Roberts, Francy Young, Dugan Barnes, Ervyl Bross, J. E. Simmons; front row- Wilbur Reed, V. A. Niles Leniel Thompson, Woody Rentfro, Mac Clark, Everett Ramey."
Date: 1930
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0582]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jenks Simmons, El Reno coach who retired Friday night, talks to his team during the late stages of the game with Lawton."
Date: February 9, 1962
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0580]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "One of the happier moments.. . Jenks Simmons is honored for 25 years of coaching the El Reno Indians during the 1961 season."
Date: February 27, 1961
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0583]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "One of Jenks Simmons' greatest teams was the title quintet of 1949. From left, Kendall Sheets, Gerald Stockton, Leroy Bacher, Dale Crawford; rear, J. E. Simmons and Charles Han. They won 24 games without a loss."
Date: March 12, 1949
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1175.0601]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "As president of the Oklahoma Coaches Association J. E. Simmons turns over a $7,000 Oil Bowl check to Joe N. Hamilton of the India Shrine Crippled Children's hospital. far right is Cliff Brogdon of the Maskat Temple Shriners of Wichita Fall Texas, and far left Ray Reeves of the Oklahoma City India Temple."
Date: December 27, 1952
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society