Chad Sims becomes new boys basketball coach



Boys Basketball team huddles to discuss a game in December.

Ella Johnson, Website Editor

This year, students playing on Davis High’s boys’ basketball team are experiencing a new coach, Chad Sims. After working as the head coach at Weber High School for 7 years, and as head coach at Northridge High School for 3 years, Sims was recruited to Davis High.

Sims has enjoyed his short time working with the basketball team, as well as teaching Fit for Life and Drivers Education classes. “I love being here at Davis High School,” Sims said. “To be a small part of the greatest school in Utah is a lot of fun. I love the Davis High staff, students, community, and especially my players.”

The basketball team has also enjoyed working with and getting to know their new coach. “He’s awesome!” Senior and Varsity Team Captain Jesse Wade said. “He’s a really smart coach. He knows what he’s talking about….It’s really fun to see how different coaches scheme to win and plan to win.”

Sims has always enjoyed basketball, and, despite the challenges coaching offers, he still enjoys to be involved in the sport.

“I have always been drawn to the game of basketball,” Sims said. “I love the competition, the skill, work, and speed of the game….At times the job can be difficult, but doing something that I love to do, I never see it as a challenge.”

One of the things Sims loves the most about the game of basketball is the teamwork involved to play the sport successfully.

Sims said, “I love being part of a team. There is nothing more satisfying than being part of something bigger than the individual and accomplishing our team goals.”

The basketball section of Sims’ website is focused on teamwork and how working together creates a winning team. He includes the ideas of a strong desire to excel, commitment to detail, discipline, positive attitude, mental strength, collective responsibility, pride, love and friendship. These principles help create a sense of teamwork among the players as well as the motto that also appears on Sims’ website: “FAMILY — Forget About Me I Love You.”

Sims is hoping to continue coaching the boys’ basketball team. He said, “I plan on teaching and coaching here at Davis High as long as I can.”