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Trial continues today against former Lee Basketball Coach Dan Simmons

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The trial of a former Midland Lee High School basketball coach accused of having sexual contact with a 16 year old female player will continue on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the alleged victim took the stand.

The now, 21-year-old former player, testified for more than an hour, about what she claims  happened in November of 2002.

The woman says Coach Dan Simmons touched her inappropriately in his office.

She testified that she was shooting some baskets at the school gym, and when she said good-bye to him, Simmons came up, and hugged her for a long time making her feel uncomfortable.

The woman claims Simmons touched her breast under her sports bra, and her rear-end.

The former player said she just froze, she also was frightened, and couldn't say anything, until a year later, when she told a team-mate.

Several other witnesses also took the stand Wednesday including that teammate.

Simmons Wife, Tracy, sat outside of the courtroom with pictures of their two children by her side.

She tells NewsWest Nine she's doing okay, but didn't want to comment on camera.

Keep it tuned to NewsWest Nine as we continue to follow this trial.

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