A product of South High, Wims was a triple threat in basketball, football, and track. He entered the College of Wooster (1957-61) where he became one of that school's all-time great athletes, twice being named to the All-Ohio Conference football team, a second team conference pick in basketball and excelling in track. Two of his marks still stand in that discus and shot put for indoor track. Only one man ever won more varsity letters at Wooster College. In the 1970s he was further honored by being inducted into the Wooster College Hall of Fame. In 1969 he returned to his high school alma mater to coach the basketball team and his team won another City Series championship for South High. Wims has since coached at Wooster College and Central State.