Malcolm Sims

Head Men's Basketball CoachAthletics


  • Bachelor of Communications – Cleveland State University
  • 6 Years of Playing Professional Level Basketball
  • 20 Years of Coaching Experience – Collegiate, High School, AAU, Group and Individual Training

Professional awards:

  • Boys Varsity Georgia State Final Four 6A
  • Cleveland Municipal School District Coach of the Year 2002
  • Plain Dealer All-Northeast District Coach of the Year 2002
  • Cleveland State University Sportsmanship Award 1994
  • Ohio High School Athletic Association “Ohio Division I - Player of the Year 1992
  • Nike All-American 1991
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year 1992
  • Cleveland Sun News Player of the Year 1992

What I enjoy most about working at Terra State:

Being head men’s basketball coaching at Terra State Community College provides me the opportunity to have a positive influence on all student athletes that plan to attend Terra College to earn an associate degree. The position allows me to share my basketball knowledge and teachings with those athletes that wish to succeed academically and elevate their basketball skills to obtain a Division I or II scholarship.

Fun facts:

2003 – 2009 I served as LeBron James body double in several commercials and acted as a stand-in for multiple Cleveland Cavaliers commercials.

Played for three coaches who won NCAA National Basketball Championships during four years of College:

  • Bobby Knight, Head Coach, Indiana University
  • Mike Boyd, Assistant Coach, University of Michigan
  • Rollie Massimino, Head Coach, Villanova University