BVN Mustangs

2019 Season Opener

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Staff Members:


Dr. Tyson Ostroski

Position: Principal

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Mickey Masterson

Position: Athletic Director

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Andy Sims

Position: Head Football Coach

Email: asims@bluevalleyk12.org

Andy Sims was named the 6th Head Coach in Blue Valley North history in March of 2014 and in just 5 seasons he has resurrected the Mustang Football program from years of winless seasons into State Champions.

Prior to Sims arrival the Mustangs had fallen on hard times, having won only one game in the previous 3 seasons combined.  From 1-26 in 2014 to State Champions in 2017 and a State Runner Up finish in 2018 the Mustangs are now one of the top football programs in the KC Metro Area.

Under Sims' guidance the Mustangs have 11  playoff wins, a Conference Championship, a District Championship, 3 Regional Championships, 2 Sectional Championships, a State Runner-Up and a the 6-A State Championship.  Coach Sims was recognized as the Kansas 6-A Coach of The Year, The Kansas City Coach of The Year, The Community of Coaches Coach of The Year and was named the Don Fambrough Coach of The Year.  With one more win, Coach Sims wil become the Mustangs All-Time winningest Head Coach. 

In 2014 Sims  implemented a unique system that focused on college readiness that certerned around three key aspects: Football Intelligence, Academic Essentials and Athletic Development.  The plan has certainly paid off. To date the Mustangs have produced 33 college players (11 D1, 16 D2, 6 JC) which have earned over $1.5million in football scholarships. 103 All-Conference players, 12 All-State, 10 All-Metro, 3 Simone Finalist, 1 Otis Taylor Winner, 1 Simone Winner, 1 All-American, and 1 Gatorade Player of The Year.

In the classroom the Mustangs boast over a 3.0 GPA.  According to Sims, “If a player can not be disciplined in their academic endeavors then they have zero chance of reaching their full potential as an athlete.  The discipline it takes to be a great student are the exact qualities that help you win in the 4th quarter.” The Mustangs have produced a staggering 160 Academic All-Conference Players and 3 National Merit Finalist. 

According to Sims, the weight room is also a vital step in the rebuilding process and great football programs are built in the weight room. “I still believe that kids want to be a part of something great and want to challenge themselves every day,” said Sims. “What kid wouldn’t love to look at himself in the mirror at the end of a grueling practice or training session, with the sweat dripping off his face, knowing that no matter how hard it gets, no matter how badly he wanted too, that he never broke, that he was pushed to his limit and never gave up?  That is how winning is done!”

Sims, who has experience at both the collegiate and high school levels, seems to have a knack for turning around struggling football programs into teams that are known for their explosive and up tempo offense and physical defenses. “You got to have fun playing football,” said Sims.  “Not only do we like to play fast on both sides of the ball, but we are very physical and play with a lot of swagger.”

Prior to North, Sims served one season as Defensive Coordinator and Running Backs Coach for one season at Leavenworth High School.  In just one season, Sims’ defense set school records and the Pioneers would also make the playoffs for only the 2nd time in school history in 2013.

From 2010 to 2013, Sims was the Head Coach at Excelsior Springs.  Under Sims’ leadership the Tigers went from a struggling 1-9 start to a 7-3 playoff team.  In addition to Head Coach, Sims also served as the offensive coordinator. In 2012 the Tigers had the best start in 42 years, outscored its opponents by 37ppg and held opponents to less than 17ppg.  During Sims tenure the Tigers increased their scholarship recipients by 300%, saw their team GPA rise from 2.3 to 3.1 and set over 500 weight room records. 

From 2008 - 2010, Sims served as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Liberty High School, which at the time was one of the largest high schools in the state of Missouri. The previously struggling Blue Jay program was just 3-7 in 2007, but shot to a 7-3 record in 2008 and then an 8-3 record and playoff berth in 2009.  Again Sims would help athletes move on to the next level. The Blue Jay's WR Marcus Lucas and Punter Christian Brisner would sign with the University of Missouri. Lucas is currently on the roster of the Dallas Cowboys. Other Blue Jays earning scholarships were Jack Bissonette to William Jewell, Jared Haferbier, Garret White and Derek Koon at Truman State University. 

Sims is also a proven college coach.  He has served two different stints as Linebacker’s Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at the University of Central Missouri from 2002-2007. During this time Mules compiled 35-16 record, a playoff berth and a share of the MIAA Conference Championship. According to Willie Fritz, the Mules all-time winningest Head Coach and current Head Coach at Tulane “Andy is one of the hardest working and most knowledgeable coaches that I have ever worked with.” During his time at UCM, Sims had the opportunity to coach several All-Conference, All-Region, All-American and future NFL players such as the Tennessee Titans All-Pro, Delanie Walker.

In 2005 Sims was named the Defensive Coordinator at Culver-Stockton College.  While at Culver-Stockton College Sims’ “Swarm & Punish” defense ranked #1 in every statistical category in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and finished the season as the #9 ranked Defense in the nation. 

A graduate of UCM, Sims was an All-Conference Linebacker for the Mules.  During his senior season, he helped his team to a 10-2 mark and a 48-17 victory over the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the 2001 Mineral Water Bowl and ended the season ranked #17 in D-II.  Sims is now part of two UCM teams that are currently in the Mule’s Hall of Fame, once as a player and as a coach.

Prior to attending UCM, Sims was a standout football player at Fort Osage High School for Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Boyce.  Despite missing his sophomore and junior seasons after breaking his leg twice playing basketball, Sims returned his senior year and was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Area, 1st team All-Metro and 1st team All-State his senior season.  Sims was also selected as the Examiner’s Defensive Player of the Year and invited to play in both the Missouri-Kansas All-Star and Lions All-Star games. In the spring of 2019, Sims was inducted into the Fort Osage Hall of Fame.

Sims holds a Bachelors in Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration, both from the University of Central Missouri.  He anticipates earning his CSCS National Certification in Strength & Conditioning in December of 2019 and his Education Specialist in the Summer of 2020.

Sims and his wife Allison have two beautiful girls, Audrey who is nine and Andrea who is six.

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