Bethune-Cookman has found a replacement for Brian Jenkins.
Sims served as B-CU’s assistant head coach, special teams coach and defensive backs coach for five seasons.
The official announcement will be made at a press conference Monday afternoon.
The school did seek permission to speak with Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed, Southern head coach Dawson Odums, Miami (Ohio) running backs coach Autry Denson and Sims.
Sims replaces Jenkins, who was named the head coach at Alabama State last week.
Prior to joining B-CU, Sims held assistant jobs at Prairie View, Texas Southern, Howard and Louisiana-Lafayette.