Childress reassigns HFC/AD Jason Sims after undefeated 2021 season

In a shocking move, Childress ISD decided on Wednesday to reassign head football coach and sporting director Jason Sims after an unbeaten 2021 regular season campaign.

“I can confirm that’s true,” Sims said in response to the rumors circulating on social media. “I appreciate all the time I have spent at Childress. It has been a great adventure. It is truly blinding that this is happening, but I know God has a plan and I will follow it.”

Sims coached the Bobcats to an undefeated regular season last season, while helping the program win its first district title since 2007. In seven seasons as a coach in his hometown, Sims was 61-22 and played two state quarter-finals (2017, 2020).

Earlier in the day, Sims had posted on his personal Twitter that Childress was looking for a new offensive or defensive line coach. These tweets showed the sudden nature of the Childress District administration’s decision.

Former Childress athlete Collin Bishop, arguably one of the Panhandle’s most talented quarterbacks in recent years, took to social media to voice his thoughts on the decision.

“Difficult for me to understand the news posted today,” Bishop wrote in a thread he posted from 9 p.m. Tuesday. “I could talk all day about the success of a football manager, but people need to know what kind of person he was through school and community.”

Bishop went on to describe how Sims greeted every student who passed his desk, played chess with the chess club, supported his athletes at every game he could attend, and was a leader in the Church of Christ.

Trinity University’s commitment continued by highlighting how Sims was a great motivator who pushed his athletes to their potential, a good listener whose door was always open, and a man who always kept his word.

“Whoever made this decision impacted a lot of people, ripped out a lot of roots and even more confidence,” Bishop wrote in his latest Tweet on the thread. “It’s the opinion of a player under him since seventh year, and it’s a big dip that wasn’t needed. Good luck trying to replant those local roots.”

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