, who started the Nebraska-Omaha's men's program from scratch seven years ago and led the Mavericks to the 2017 NCAA Division I Tournament, will be leaving to take a job with MLS club
Real Salt Lake’s academy.
The Omaha World-Herald reported
that Mims hasn’t officially resigned -- he'll
remain in Omaha through the spring season -- but he’s informed the school and his players of his plans.
“I’ve done a lot of things in my coaching career, with club and
with college,” he told the World-Herald. “But I’ve never had the experience of being in a professional organization. I’ve always set up the college programs that I’ve
worked with in professional environments. If you look at it here, it’s incredible. I always wanted to have a professional environment for collegiate players so they could reach their goals
— off and on the field."
Mims had been an assistant at Omaha's other Division I program, Creighton, under Bob Warming
and was with Warming at Penn State for a season before
getting the nod to start the UNO soccer program, which was added as the school moved up to Division I.