CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 14: Quandon Christian #34 of the Clemson Tigers grabs the jersey of David Sims #20 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during their game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Jacket David Sims moving up coaching ranks

Former Georgia Tech B-back David Sims has taken a step up the coaching ladder, moving from an assistant coaching position at Division II Shorter University to Furman. Sims accepted the job to coach running backs for the Paladins last week.

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.

At 26, Sims is among the youngest coaches in the Southern Conference. Other assistant coaches on the Furman staff have coached between two and 28 years to reach that point. His aspiration is to be a college head coach.

At Tech, Sims started at B-back for three seasons (2011-13) and was a team captain as a senior.

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