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About Coach Evans:
Steve Evans, the seventh head men's basketball coach in LeMoyne College history patrolled the sidelines from 2000-2015. In 15 seasons as the head coach, Evans amassed 210 victories and guided the Dolphins to the postseason 13 times, including two semifinal appearances and a championship game berth in 2009. In 2014, Evans led the Dolphins to the NCAA Championships East Regional, the program's first berth since 1997. The 210 wins are the second-most in the program's history.
Evans and the Dolphins gained national attention to open the 2009-10 season by defeating Syracuse University, 82-79, in an exhibition contest in the Carrier Dome on November 3. Exactly four years to the day later, Evans guided the Dolphins to another victory over a Division-I opponent in an exhibition game by registering a 75-66 win at Monmouth University. The season prior to defeating Syracuse, Evans' squad won 13 of its final 15 games to reach the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game for the first time since 1997. Evans guided the Dolphins to a 20-11 record, the most victories in a single season since 1997-98.
Following nine of his 15 years as head coach, Evans had a player named to one of the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference teams, including seven of the last nine years. Five times, Evans had a player garner First Team All-Conference accolades. Also, five players were picked to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team. Additionally, Evans was the only coach in the conference over the last 11 years to have had players selected as the Player of the Year (Laurence Ekperigin, 2008-09), Defensive Player of the Year (Jason Holmes, 2007-08) and Freshman/Rookie of the Year (Trent Morgan, 2004-05). After earning Daktronics All-America First Team honors as a junior in 2009, Ekperigin was named to the Daktronics, Basketball Times and NABC State Farm Coaches All-America First Teams as a senior. In the 49 years of the NABC All-America teams, Ekperigin is just one of four Dolphins to earn All-America accolades.
Prior to becoming the head coach at LeMoyne, Coach Evans spent three seasons with perennial Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference power Siena College. At Siena, Evans worked under current Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Bob Beyer and former George Mason head coach Paul Hewitt. The Saints jumped from a nine-win season in his first season to a 17-win season in 1997-98 and a 25-win campaign in 1998-99 that included a trip to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The 25 wins were the most in Siena College men's basketball history.
Following his three years at Siena, Evans helped mold the nation's youngest Division I basketball team at Northwestern University of the Big Ten Conference. With the Wildcats, Evans worked under former head coach Kevin O'Neill.
Evans is a 1994 graduate of Union College. The American Studies major started for four years with the Dutchmen. In his senior season, Evans served as team captain, set the school single-season assist record and ranked third in NCAA Division III for assists. As a point guard he was named the Union College Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1991.