COMO —It is all about fundamentals.
That’s coach Joey Sims' philosophy and what he plans on bringing with him to the basketball program at Como-Pickton CISD. “We will dribble, pass, and shoot everyday. And will be in the weight room as often as possible,” said Sims, the new head basketball coach of the C-P Eagles. “I am not afraid of work.”
Sims has been given some insight, reviewing game film from this past season. “I am willing to adapt to the talent of the Eagle players,” Sims said. “I believe in a good trap and a man-to-man defense. We will work on being aggressive. With all of this, it will create opportunities for the offense to score.”
His ultimate goal for the C-P Eagle basketball team next season is going all the way to state. His experience has gotten him three rounds deep in the playoffs in previous years only to be defeated by the team that went on to win it all in the end.
Plans are already in the works to offer a summer camp this July. Details are still pending. “I know that I will need to start small and work up (to compete with Caddo Mills and Winnsboro). In this, I want to expose my own children (Trey and Brady) to as much basketball as possible.” Coach reflected on how children these days have so many more advantages than in preceding years.
A long line of educators in his family is where Sims has gotten his inspiration for his own career. “I was in sales for a while but always knew it was not what I wanted to do,” he said. “Coaching is in my blood.”
Why basketball? “I have played the game for most of my life and several basketball coaches had the greatest impact on me,” said the coach.
“My two boys are so lucky to have the benefits of sitting through basketball practices, having access to shooting in a gym, and summer league programs,” he added. “My dad had already gotten out of coaching before I had that chance.”
Sims with his family, wife, Tammy and sons, Trey, 9, and Brady, 5, find themselves at C-P seeking the small town environment to raise their children after stops at Arlington, Aledo, Bovina, and Birdville school districts in his 12 years of coaching experience.
Most recently, Sims has been the head assistant varsity coach at Arlington Bowie High School; prior to that he served as the head varsity coach for five years in a promoted position from the junior high coordinator. Tammy Sims, his wife of 11 years, is also currently in the teaching field. Sims and his family were pleased to be located close to family in the Fort Worth area.
Sims is a 1996 Texas Tech graduate in communications and exercise and sports sciences. He received his secondary education degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. He graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst.
His wife of 11 years has been teaching elementary physical education at their current school, and she is currently seeking another teaching position. It is undetermined what area of football Sims will be coaching at this time.
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