Sims, Dr. Roy J. - 2002
Roy Sims served as Armstrong State College’s (now Armstrong Atlantic State University) athletic director from 1955-67 and again from 1977-86. He coached the ASC basketball team from 1955-63, earning a NJCAA National Championship in 1960. Sims started the ASC baseball program in the late 1950s and served as head coach through 1967, Armstrong’s first year as a four-year institution. He also coached tennis, golf, and bowling. In all, Roy Sims coached five sports at Armstrong and had a hand in the development of Armstrong student athletics for 35 years. During his second stint as athletic director, he oversaw the formation of the Women’s Athletic Program at Armstrong. The school’s annual “The Geechee”, was dedicated to him in 1963. He was also inducted into the Armstrong Atlantic State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. Roy Sims was an outstanding athlete in his own right, playing baseball and softball on nationally recognized Savannah teams. In 1992, he was inducted into the Savannah Softball Hall of Fame. Sims has had a tremendous influence on sports in Savannah.