|Title:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
William Sims joins the staff at Spartanburg Methodist College as an assistant coach on the Women’s Basketball Team. He attended Limestone College in 2005 and graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science (IT), also an A.S. in Business Management.
As a former player Sims played basketball for Dorman High School from 1989 to 1993, and appointed as team captain by his coach. As a varsity basketball player, Sims was utilized for multiple positions ranging from shooting guard to center. Sims had a successful career as a high school player leading the team in rebounding and block shots, and back to the State play-offs appearances in 1993.
After losing the opportunity to participate in collegiate sports, Sims pursued the opportunity to play basketball for a regional Pro-Am team in N.C. In his Pro-Am career Sims gained valuable experience playing against talented skilled players in games and during practices. Sims ended his pro career at the end of his second season and pursued basketball coaching opportunities.
In 1994 Sims coached the JV basketball team from his former high school at team camp, at the end of camp Sims knew then that coaching was his passion when his playing career concluded. In the spring of 2001 Sims began coaching traveling basketball teams, both boys and girls of different ages and skill sets. In the winter of 2003 Sims was asked to join the boy’s coaching staff at Spartanburg Day School (SDS). He coached there for 9 seasons where he served as an assistant for 5 years, and 4 years as the Head coach. During his tenure at SDS, Sims was part of the greatest success of the school’s history. SDS won several conference championships titles and made multiple appearances in the state play-offs.
Sims’s responsibilities with the SMC Pioneers include assisting with all preseason workouts and practice, statistical data of all games and preseason open gyms and game day preparation.