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One of the top coaches at the JuCo level may be hired away

Jeff Sims has made a name for himself at the junior college level as one of the top producers as Division I talent.

As the head coach at Fort Scott Community College from 2006 through the 2010 season, he inherited a team that had won 11 games in its previous five seasons and completely turned it around. He won a Jayhawk Conference championship in 2008, earned a national No. 1 ranking in 2009 and earned Jayhawk Conference coach of the year honors that same season. Along the way, Scott aided 111 players move on to a 4-year school, including 51 to the FBS level.

That success led him to Indiana, where he stayed briefly before Carl Pelini hired him to be the recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach at Florida Atlantic. From there, he built Indiana's player personnel department at Indiana.

Sims returned to the JuCo ranks in 2014 as the head coach at Garden City, where he led the Broncbusters to the 2016 national championship, an 8-4 mark in 2017 and now sits at 7-0 this season.

Sims has shown he is willing to put in the work to build a program; but now Sims could be hired away from the JuCo level again.

FootballScoop has been told Sims is a strong candidate for the opening at Missouri Southern State, a Division II school, and we have heard whispers of other programs showing interest as well. Denver Johnson resigned as Missouri Southern's head coach on Sept. 18.

We'll keep you posted as more unfolds; and, as always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.