Head coach Britt Bonneau moved quickly after coach Brandon Stover announced he wanted to pursue other coaching opportunities. Bonneau hired veteran coach Greg Evans, who was last the assistant baseball coach for the University of Houston.
“Greg and I have known each other for more than 25 years and I am excited to add him to our staff.”
Evans lead the Cougars to a 36-23 record, making it all the way to the American Conference final, narrowly missing out on a trip to the NCAA regional tournament.
“Greg is a high-energy coach, and I think our players will respond positively to him,” Bonneau said. “His ability to recruit top student-athletes from all over the country will be invaluable to our recruiting needs.”
Evans is excited to start this chapter of his life, and looks forward to taking charge of the team’s needs.
“I have been very fortunate to work with some great people in this business and this situation is no different,” Evans said. “This game is about having fun and winning championships and I wouldn’t have accepted this job if I didn’t think we were going to do that at ACU.”
Evans had a four-year playing career at Ole Miss where he spent time at second and third base as well as in the outfield. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and then earned his master’s in sports administration from Texas Tech in 1987. After that, he started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Lubbock Christian University where he spent three seasons from 1988-90 before being named head coach at Frank Phillips College.
Evans was at Frank Phillips for two seasons, then he began his career at Texas Tech in 1993 with the first of two stints as a Red Raider baseball assistant. He coached three seasons with the Red Raiders prior to being named the head coach at Grayson County College in 1996.
“I am excited to get on the road and recruit and build a great baseball program that our lettermen, alums and fans are excited to watch,” Evans said.
After spending the 1997 season as an area scout for the Montreal Expos, Evans made his return to Texas Tech a year later where he would remain for the next six years until departing to join the staff at Oklahoma State for the 2004 season.
He spent nine seasons as the associate head coach at Oklahoma State before joining the softball staff at Texas Tech as an assistant coach. He went to Houston in 2014 as an assistant on the softball staff before joining the baseball staff for the 2016 season.
Bonneau also announced Thursday that he has added former West Texas A&M head baseball coach Mark Jones to his staff as the team’s volunteer assistant coach. Since resigning from West Texas A&M after the 2008 season, Jones has been the lead instructor at the Amarillo Baseball Academy.