Terry Sims

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Terry Sims is the head football coach for the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats. Sims, prior to his tenure at BCU, was the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Howard University. He then became the assistant coach for BCU, and later the head coach, a position he’s held now for six years. 


Sims has been a highly successful coach for the Wildcats, with winning seasons in four of his five years. 2017 saw the Wildcats win six of their last seven games to finish 6-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They beat Florida A&M for the seventh year in a row, and became the first MEAC program to beat a Southland Conference opponent on the road with a win against Southeastern Louisiana. In the winter of that year, Sims helped the Wildcats sign one of the best recruiting classes in school history, with a number of star-rated recruits. 


Sims has been part of BCU’s unprecedented run of five conference titles in six years. He was named MEAC Coach of the Year in 2015.


He is a 1994 graduate of Knoxville College, where he captained his football team as a defensive back. He later would earn a Master’s Degree from Louisville in 1997, marry his now-wife, Joyce, and have two children, a son and daughter. 

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