Basketball: Warren Easton names Mimms boys coach, Sterling girls coach

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Darius Mimms has been named the head coach of the Warren Easton boys basketball team.

Mimms, a graduate of St. Augustine High School, has been the head girls basketball coach at Easton since 2006. He played basketball for Southwest Junior College, Louisiana Tech and Southern University.

During his tenure as Easton’s girls coach, Mimms was a three-time state champion, winning the first championship for girls basketball in Orleans Parish, and two-time state runner-up – all in a seven-year span from 2014-2020. He was named Louisiana Class 4A Coach of the Year in 2015, following the first of his three titles.

One of Mimms’ proudest moments was winning two state championships with his daughter Dene’ Mimms, during her freshman and senior seasons.

This year, Easton went 20-8 and reached the Class 4A semifinals, where it fell to eventual 4A champion LaGrange in a rematch of the 2019 championship game.

Prior to coming to Easton, Mimms served as assistant boys basketball coach at John McDonogh for two years and the head girls coach for one. He later coached the boys at Eleanor McMain for three years, two as assistant and one as head coach.

After Hurricane Katrina he was an assistant coach for New Iberia for both boys and girls.

Mimms has helped several students earn scholarships to colleges and universities throughout the country, such as the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Tulane, SUNO, Southern University, Delgado Community College, Trinity Valley and Mississippi Gulf Coast. He has also served as head softball coach.

Katie Sterling, a 2002 graduate and former player of Warren Easton, has been named the head coach of Easton’s girls basketball team. Sterling is no stranger to the game of basketball as she played for Delgado Community College and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She has been Mimms’ assistant coach for the past 13 years and was a part of creating a winning culture earning three state championships and two runner-up honors.

Sterling has served as an assistant coach for the AAU boys team, New Orleans Future and EP Elite (girls). She is also a part of the football coaching staff as the equipment manager and serves as assistant softball coach.

With Mimms, she has helped several students earn basketball scholarships to colleges and universities throughout the country as mentioned above. She also assisted in helping a softball player earn a scholarship to Crown College.

As the head coach, Sterling is hoping to continue the legacy of greatness that she experienced as a student-athlete of Easton and continue to help develop young ladies into great leaders to be exemplars in their communities.

Sterling is a proud parent of one son, Amar’e.

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