BROWNWOOD, Texas - The Howard Payne University football program announced today
that current assistant coach Hunter Sims has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator.
is great to have a young talented coach like Hunter working in a new
the HPU coaching staff," said head coach Roger Geise. "He will bring
some much needed energy to the position and will be a positive influence
to the young men in our program."
Sims spent three years as an assistant at Howard Payne before being
to offensive coordinator and assistant head coach in the spring of 2012.
His first two years with HPU, he was the wide receivers coach and then
worked as defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator in his third
"I am excited about the opportunity to help carry on the tradition of Howard Payne
football," said Hunter Sims. "I look forward to the great things this program and the university will do in the future."
Sims worked as a graduate assistant wide receivers coach with Angelo
University before coming to HPU. Sims also during that time helped coach
defensive backs for the professional arena football team San Angelo
Stampede of the IFL (Intense Football League). After his college playing
career was over, he served as a student assistant
McMurry University working with wide receivers and quarterbacks.
As a player, Sims was a three-year letterman and two-time Academic
All-Conference selection for McMurry University at quarterback. He went
on to play quarterback in the GFL (German Football League) for the
Professional Schwabisch Hall Unicorns. He also played
one season with the San Angelo Stampede and Frisco Thunder of the IFL.
While in Germany playing professional football, he was also the head
baseball coach of the Schwabisch Renegades Baseball team (Men's team 18
and up). Sims led them to the Landesliga Championship and was named
Coach of the Year. Sims has worked football camps
around the state and spent extensive time working with the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes as a camp counselor.
Hunter is a 2007 graduate of McMurry University with a degree in
Education and a minor in History and in 2010 he finished a masters
degree in Sports Management. He got married in the summer of 2011 to his