Josh Sims is the new head football coach at Magnolia High School.
Sims replaces Mark Batton, who he played for less than 10 years ago. Sims was the quarterback on the 2005 Blue Eagles' squad that advanced to the second round of the West Virginia Class AA Playoffs.
After high school, Sims was a member of the West Virginia Mountaineer football team, when he played for the late Bill Stewart, a former WVU assistant coach and fellow New Martinsville native.
Sims was an assistant coach at Magnolia last season, and is a special education teacher at Magnolia. He's still in the process of putting together his coaching staff, but it'll likely include veteran offensive coordinator Doc Chapman.
Sims, 26, is now the youngest coach in the OVAC, the same age as new Conotton Valley Head Coach Levi Nelson, who was hired in late January.