Andrew Sims is entering his fourth year on ETSU’s staff and his second as the Director of Football Operations.
Sims, Fort Wayne, Ind. native, started as ETSU’s Graduate Assistant for Recruiting/Football Operations, before taking over as full-time Director of Football Operations in 2015.
Prior to ETSU, Sims spent three seasons (2010-13) at Indiana where he assisted in the development of the Hoosiers’ recruiting office. At IU, Sims worked one season under Bill Lynch and two seasons under Kevin Wilson. Sims played a role in bringing in the highest ranked recruiting class in program history in 2013, as it featured four 4-star signees, according to Rivals.com. In addition, Sims aided in the recruitment of current NFL players Cody Latimer (2nd round), Jordan Spriggs (2nd round), Tevin Coleman (3rd round pick), Nate Sudfeld (6th round), Stephen Houston, Darius Latham, Jake Reed, Bobby Richardson and Shane Wynn.
Sims has also spent time working in the front office for a pair of baseball organizations. Sims worked in Baseball Operations for the Burlington Royals (Single-A Rookie League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) in 2010, while holding Assistant General Manager responsibilities for the Johnson City Cardinals (Single-A Rookie affiliate of the St. Louis) in 2013.
Sims earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2012, while he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from ETSU in 2015.