Dave Sims Obituary – Death: American Rugby Sportscaster Cause Of Death
David Sims, an American sportscaster, currently serves as a televised commentator for the Seattle Mariners. He has been honored as the Sportswriter of the Year for the Washington State National Sports Media Association in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Additionally, he has co-hosted basketball and other shows with Coach K on Sirius XM Satellite Radio for 16 seasons. In 2009, he was the live TV host of UFL on Versus.
Sims grew up in Philadelphia and attended Bethany College in West Virginia, where he played a year of college football and was a catcher for the Bison baseball team. He began his career as a sports reporter for the New York Daily News.
In the early 1980s, Sims worked as a sports reporter for a short-lived satellite news channel. Later, he became the host of WNBC’s SportsNight (1986-1988), a five-hour nightly sports phone show that pioneered WFAN’s all-sports talk format. He was also a track reporter for NBC Sports’ 1988 Summer Olympics television program and co-hosted New York sports station 66 WFAN’s midday show with Ed Coleman from September 1988 to February 1989. Sims then worked as a weekend sportscaster for WCBS-TV in New York (1995-1998) and a radio host for the New York Knicks (1986-1993).
Sims began his on-field broadcasting career as a radio commentator for the Temple Owls football team in the Big East from 1990 to 1992. He then transitioned to television and became the face of weekly football games in the Big East Conference from 1993 to 1994 and continued on from 1998 to 2007.
In 1991, Sims joined ESPN as a live broadcaster for college basketball and in 1998 for college football. He primarily broadcasts Big East games on the regional ESPN Plus network. As of 2016, he still continued to broadcast college basketball for FOX and FS1.
Sims worked for Westwood One Sports as the NFL’s second-biggest announcer for Sunday afternoon doubles games before becoming the permanent Sunday Night Football broadcaster in 2006. From 2006 to 2012, Sims was involved in Sunday Night Football. From 2013 to 2014, he returned to the NFL’s Sunday afternoon game while teaming up with former NFL quarterback Marc Malone.
In addition to Sunday Night Football, Sims also worked as a college basketball commentator for Westwood One from 1998 to 2014, and his most notable call-up to date was the 2006 Regional Finals between George Mason and UConn (George Mason, then No. 11, beat the UConn leader), the second No. 11 seed in history to reach the Final Four.