Sims coached at Shorter for the past two seasons as its quarterbacks and fullbacks coach, his first coaching job. He was hired at Furman by coach Clay Hendrix, who was previously offensive coordinator at Air Force, which runs an option offense similar to Tech’s (and Shorter’s). Hendrix replaced Bruce Fowler, who resigned after six seasons. Sims is from South Carolina, starring at Calhoun High.
At Shorter, Sims coached fullback B.J. McCoy, who was fifth in Division II in rushing yards per game (148.9) in 2015.