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HIGHLAND, UTAH (December 1, 2016) -- David Evans has had a successful basketball career as both player and coach. In addition to collegiate and professional playing experience, he has over 15 years of basketball coaching experience.
Evans is most known for his playing and coaching career at BYU-Hawaii. As an Assistant Coach, Evans helped the Seasiders become a Division II power in 2000-01 and 2011-14. BYU-Hawaii played for the national championship in 2011 behind All-Americans Jet Chang and Marques Whippy. The Seasiders had a winning record every year with Evans on the staff.
Evans’ most recent coaching position began in the Spring of 2015 when became Head Coach at Lone Peak High School. In his first year at the helm, he coached the Knights to a 21-5 Record, a Region IV championship, and another state tournament appearance.
His first season featured wins over several of the nation's top programs including Wasatch Academy, Miller Grove, Mount Saint Joseph, and a nationally televised win at home over St. Joseph on ESPNU.
Lone Peak went 11-1 in the region, swept rival American Fork, and won the Orem FreeTax USA Shootout Tournament. The Knights defeated Mountain Crest in the opening round of the state tournament but were knocked out to eventual State runner-up Copper Hills.
Evans coached current Duke freshman phenom Frank Jackson and helped him earn McDonald’s All-American status, where Jackson went on to win the dunk contest and was featured among the nation’s best collegiate players. Jackson was named “Mr. Basketball” by the Deseret News after a senior campaign featuring 28 points per game.
Prior to his arrival at Lone Peak, Evans returned to the United States after his second round of international professional play, competing during 2014-15 season for the Plymouth Raiders in England. He also spent time in Norway, and has worked as player developer for several international and NBA players.
As a player, Evans is BYU-Hawaii’s all-time leading scorer with 2,053 points and is the school’s only 2,000-point scorer. He led the nation in scoring across all divisions as a senior, with 27.9 points per game in the 1999-2000 season. He holds the school record for field goals made, with 748, and has the single-game record with 48 points.
Evans was a three-time All-American and is the only BYU-Hawaii graduate to receive the NCAA post-graduate scholarship.
His successes were not only on the court: Evans built and ran a successful construction company, Evans Construction, in Hawaii. He was named one of Pacific Business News’s 2009 Forty Under 40 and was named Best Contractor of the Year from Home Depot two times in a row.
Evans graduated from BYU-Hawaii in 2000 with a degree in Exercise Science and earned a Master’s Degree in Coaching. He served an LDS mission to Alaska. He and his wife Amy have five children.