John Evans will begin his 10th season as head cross country coach and track and field in 2013-14.
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 and now coaches along side her husband as an assistant.