Clyde Simms, the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame welcomes
a shining example of a strong individual who continues to
persevere. From first being undrafted by the MLS after college,
he ended up playing nine years in the league. And from dealing
with the knowledge of a medical condition he has had and
known about since high school, he has become an active spokesperson
in the fight against it. We honor here an athlete and human
being who is an inspiration in the field of hard knocks.
Simms grew up in Jamestown,
NC, and played on the Jamestown Jammers club team that also
featured William Hesmer (NC Soccer HOF 2014). Attending
Southwest High in High Point, he would eventually follow
fellow alumnus Eddie Pope (NC Soccer HOF 2000) into professional
soccer. So the examples were certainly there for him. But
the road would not be easy.
Simm's HOF Induction Bio