Emma Grimes Signs With Eastern Florida State, To Play Basketball For Her Dad
By Mark DeCotis // June 23, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida women’s basketball coach Jim Grimes has signed his daughter Emma Grimes to wear Titans colors for the 2015-2016 season.
Emma Grimes, a 5-foot, 7-inch guard, played high school ball at Covenant Christian School in Palm Bay where she was the leading all-time scorer with 1,498 career points. She transferred to Eastern Florida from Miami’s St. Thomas University.
“I could not be more excited to sign Emma,” Grimes said. “It will be an honor to coach my daughter, but she also is a great player who will immediately be counted on to add a scoring threat from the perimeter.
“She is coming from a very successful program at St. Thomas University, and Coach (Albrey) Grimsley did a great job developing her last season. I think Emma will be ready to be one of our leaders on and off the court.”
At St. Thomas, Grimes helped the Bobcats to a 27-5 record and The Sun Conference championship. She made seven three-pointers against Clearwater Christian College on Dec. 6, 2014. Grimes also won the 2015 Sun Conference Champions of Character Award and the 2015 St. Thomas University Silver Bobcat Award.
At Covenant she averaged 22.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game. She was a two-time All-Brevard County selection and played in the 2014 Brevard County All-Star game.
Grimes joins Cocoa High graduate Dysheka Price, County Palm Harbor University High School product Chardonay Aldrich, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast High’s Evelyn Sagner and St. Petersburg’s Zoi Thompson of Northeast High as Titans signees.
Last season Eastern Florida finished 22-8, winning its first Southern Conference title since 2002 and reaching the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.