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  • Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 Saintsations Auditions Try-outs for the New Orleans Saints premier dance team will be held on Friday, April 20th at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. For more details, visit here.
  • Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT Replay Saintsations Finalist Training Camp Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp.
  • Tue., Apr. 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Replay Saintsations Finalist Training Camp - Day 2 Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp. For more information visit here. 
  • Wed., Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 Saintsations Final Auditions Contestants that made it to the final round of auditions will compete for a spot on the field team or appearance team. For more details visit here. 
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 1 The 2018 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 26th. Round 1 will begin at 7 p.m. CT, for more details visit here.
  • Fri., Apr. 27, 2018 6:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 2 Rounds 2-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft will take place at 6 p.m. CT. For more information visit here.
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT Replay New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer 2018 Draft Super Boil The New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer are teaming up to host the 2018 Draft Super Boil for Saints Season Ticket Holders on Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center (5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA). For more information visit here.
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 3 Rounds 4-7 of the 2018 NFL Draft will take place at 6 p.m. CT. For more information visit here.
Dan Simmons
Alumni/Legends Development Coordinator

Simmons is also the club’s longest-tenured employee and now in his fifth decade with the Saints. Known to all at the team's training facility as “Chief,” he enters his 41st season with the club in 2012, the only employee to reach the milestone since the team's founding in 1967. He was hired for his current position April 1, 1973.

Following the 2005 season, Simmons and his staff were selected in a vote by their peers for the Whitey Zimmerman Memorial Award, annually given to the NFL equipment staff that exceeds the usual demands of the position. Simmons and his staff was also the first recipient of the award in 1994. In 2010, he was elected into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame as one of that year’s Joe Gemelli “Fleur-De-Lis” Award winners.

In 2005, the equipment staff overcame extraordinary challenges in the forced evacuation from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. After departing New Orleans, the club's base of operation moved three times, including a last stop at a high school baseball stadium. The equipment staff made those moves nearly seamless for the team, and with four home games in Baton Rouge, nearly every contest demanded the packing and preparation of a road game.

Dedication to an NFL team runs in his blood. His father, Bill, held a similar post with the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 years. Dan joined the Saints after working with his father and is a graduate of Meramec College in St. Louis. A Vietnam veteran, Simmons served four years in the United States Navy.