John Evans will begin his ninth season as head cross country
coach and track and field in 2012-13.
A 1989 graduate of Providence College, Evans was a three-time
Big East and IC4A champion in several events and an All-American in
the 1,500-meter run. In the past eight years, he has helped
Brandeis place eight individual athletes at the NCAA cross country
championships. From 2008 through 2010, he guided both the men's and
women's cross country squads to national rankings, with the men
earning three-straight NCAA championship berths. Evans also helped
coach nine University Athletic Association (UAA) Rookies of the
Year - Mekonen Gendebo '11 in 2007, Marc Boutin '12 in 2008 and Ed
Colvin '14 in 2010 for cross country; Ryan Parker ‘06 in
2003, Linda Kropp ‘07 in 2004, Geff Fauchet ‘08 in
2005, Anat Benun ‘09 in 2006 and Vincent Asante '14 - a
two-time honoree in 2011 - for track and field.
Prior to coming to Brandeis, Evans coached at Providence, and
with the Boston Running Club, Nike Boston and Team New Balance. Ten
of his athletes have competed in the World Championships the
Olympic Games and other international competition, including his
wife Sinead, who represented Ireland in 1996 and 2000.