BOCA RATON, Fla. -
“I’m very pleased to have Terry joining our FAU family,” said Jabir. “It makes a statement when someone who is so respected throughout the state and basketball community joins our program. I am honored to have him with us.”
Primm is coming to Boca Raton from Coastal Carolina, where he served two seasons as an assistant coach. In 2016-17, he helped usher the Chanticleers into the Sun Belt Conference, capturing an 8-10 record with key wins over Arkansas State, Texas State, Louisiana and Appalachian State. The team finished 13-16 overall and advanced to the SBC Championship Tournament. Primm also assisted senior guard Ced Gibson in earning her second consecutive All-Big South Second Team honor.
"I am very grateful to Jim for providing me with this opportunity,” said Primm. “His vision for the program, coaching pedigree and quality as a person has me and my family ecstatic about joining him on this amazing journey.”
In his first season with the Chants, Primm helped Coastal to a 12-18 overall record and a 7-13 mark in Big South Conference games. Coastal had several notable wins throughout the season, including its first-ever victory against Clemson, its first win against Liberty in 20 years (to snap a 45-game losing streak versus the Eagles), and a record-setting 105-15 win in the season opener against Mid-Atlantic Christian that marked the program's largest margin of victory.
Primm is no stranger to Palm Beach County, previously serving as the head girls’ basketball coach and director of operations at Oxbridge Academy from 2013-15. During that time, Primm led the girls' program to a 39-11 (.780) overall record, and Oxbridge Academy reached the Florida High School Athletic Association Regional Final for the first time in the school's history in the 2014-15 season. His program enjoyed success in the classroom as well, as the girls' basketball team boasted a 3.5 team GPA.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities at Oxbridge Academy, Primm also worked for the Miami Suns Youth Organization where he served as a coach, trainer and consultant. Prior to Oxbridge, Primm served as the head men's basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University from 2007-13. Primm's teams consistently faced the top competition in the NCAA Division II South Region and were able to knock off three nationally ranked teams as well as numerous regionally ranked squads. Before taking the helm at PBA, Primm spent several seasons as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Sailfish. PBA won two NCCAA Regional Championships and posted back-to-back 20-win seasons in Primm's two seasons as an assistant coach (2003-05).
A two-year starter for PBA from 1995-97, Primm averaged 18.7 points per game to sit fourth all-time in the men's record book. He shot 57.4 percent from the floor while making over 37 percent of his 3-point attempts to rank in the top five in each category. He also ranks in the program's top five in steals per game. Primm is a two-time graduate of PBA, earning his bachelor's degree in business administration before completing his master's degree in organizational leadership. He has one daughter, Crystal Primm, who earned a scholarship to play women's basketball at Duke.