James Sims is moving all the way across the country to take over as the new football coach at La Cañada High next season, according a statement released by La Cañada Athletic Director Craig Franzen Tuesday.
The 46-year old Sims is the 12th football coach in program history and replaces Dan Yoder, who announced he was stepping down in December, with 12 years of coaching experience, most recently at Hawthorne High in Jacksonville, Fla.
"The primary goal for La Cañada is to remain premier students while striving to become the best athletes they can be," stated Sims, who carries a 75-63 career record into La Cañada, in a press release. "In conjunction with the goal of being a student athlete is to earn the respect of our opponents. I want teams that have La Cañada on their schedule to know that they are in for a battle when they play the Spartans."