Byron Rimm II

Byron Rimm II (born January 30, 1974)

Teams coached: Prairie View A&M Panthers, IUPUI Jaguars
Prairie View A&M record: 115-192 (.375)
IUPUI record: 15-35 (.300)
Overall record^: 130-227 (.364)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Houston Christian (asst)
2019-2021 IUPUI
2018-2019 IUPUI (assoc. HC)
2017-2018 UC Riverside (asst)
2016-2017 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (DBO)
2006-2016 Prairie View A&M
2005-2006 Prairie View A&M (asst)
2002-2005 Jarvis Christian
2001-2002 Texas College (women’s)
2000-2001 Cal State San Bernardino (asst)
1999-2000 Chaffey (asst)
1997-1999 Pasadena CC (asst)

Byron Rimm II Facts

  • Byron Newton Rimm II
  • Born January 30, 1974
  • Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
  • Alma Mater: California State University, Los Angeles (BA, 1999) / American InterContinental University (M.Ed, 2005)
  • Played at Ventura College (CA) then transferred to play for one year at Cal State Los Angeles
  • Started his coaching career at Pasadena CC (CA), working as an assistant while he finished his degree
  • After two years there and one at Chaffey CC (CA), became an assistant at Cal State San Bernardino
  • Spent one season as head women’s coach at Texas College, going 20-12 overall
  • Was the head men’s coach at Jarvis Christian, a HBCU in Hawkins, Texas, for three seasons
    • Went 47-39 during his tenure at JCC, twice finishing above .500
  • Moved up to the D-I ranks in 2005, spending one season as Darrell Hawkins’ assistant at Prairie View A&M in Texas
    • Became head coach of the Panthers year later, leading the program for 10 seasons
    • Compiled a 115-192 record overall, finishing above .500 in just two of those seasons
    • Resigned in January 2016 after starting the season 1-18 (1-6 SWAC)
  • Spent 2016-17 as Willis Wilson‘s DBO at Texas A&M-CC, during which the Islanders were CIT Runner-up
  • Headed back west to be an assistant under Dennis Cutts at UC Riverside
    • Cutts was fired mid-season but Rimm II stayed with the program under interim HC Justin Bell
  • Hired in 2018 by Jason Gardner to be associate head coach at IUPUI in the Horizon League
    • Elevated to interim head coach in late August 2019 following Gardner’s resignation
    • In June 2020, the school announced that Rimm would return to coach the Jaguars again in 2020-21
    • Went 15-35 in two seasons at the helm and was not retained during the 2021 offseason
  • Spent two seasons on Ron Cottrell‘s staff at Houston Christian (then known as Houston Baptist) as an assistant coach

Byron Rimm II Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the men’s NCAA Division I level only