DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Terry Sims was announced as the new head coach for Bethune-Cookman on Monday afternoon, in a press conference held in front of a standing room only crowd inside the Harold V. Lucas Hall of Fame at the Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center.
Sims, a 43-year old native of Jesup, Ga., was announced as the 11th head coach of the B-CU Football program by Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson.
The announcement came just five days after the resignation of former head coach Brian Jenkins, who recently accepted a similar position at Alabama State.
“I am grateful for this opportunity afforded to me by Lynn Thompson,” said Sims. “Brian Jenkins left a great legacy to try and follow here at B-CU. I am honored to accept this position, and I hope to continue the winning tradition of Wildcats football.”
Sims has spent the previous five years as an assistant coach for the Wildcats under Jenkins, responsible primarily for safeties and special teams.
He was also the assistant head coach, handling some of the day-to-day duties of the program.
Under his tutelage, the Wildcats secondary has ranked amongst the national top 25 statistically in several categories since 2010.
“Throughout the entire process of searching for a head coach, the name Terry Sims kept coming up – not only from coaches, but from the majority of our players,” stated Thompson. “I said all along that this was not a cattle call. It was a swift process, and we reviewed five outstanding candidates for the job.
However, Terry Sims came out of it with the pedigree we felt would continue what we already have in place here at Bethune-Cookman University – a winning football program. Four MEAC titles in the last five years speaks for itself in that regard.”
MEAC Media Relations