Phil Simmons is a former cricketer and current coach from Trinidad and Tobago. He represented the West Indies in 26 Test matches and 143 One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 1987 and 1999. As an all-rounder, he scored 1000 runs and took 83 wickets in Test cricket, and 2696 runs and 149 wickets in ODIs.
After retiring from playing, Simmons took up coaching and has been a highly successful coach for various teams. He coached the West Indies between 2015 and 2019, during which time the team won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016. He has also coached the Afghanistan national cricket team and the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.
Simmons holds a Level 3 coaching qualification from the England and Wales Cricket Board and has also coached at the county level in England. He is widely respected in the cricketing world for his knowledge and experience, and his ability to get the best out of his players.