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Bill Evans fired after seven seasons at Idaho State

Idaho State athletic director Pauline Thiros announced Tuesday that the school will not renew the contract of head basketball coach Bill Evans, who has been at the helm since 2012. Evans, who turned 71 in December, is 70-141 during his seven-year tenure in Pocatello.

“Coach Evans is an exceptional person, and I have a great deal of respect for him. He has done so many things we can be proud in our Bengal Basketball program,” Thiros said in s statement. “I am grateful for the fine young men Bill brought to Idaho State, and the manner in which he has guided them. This was an extremely difficult decision, but at the end of the day, we have to do everything possible to give our student athletes a chance to be competitive on the court, as well as off.”

Evans’ contract runs through May 2019. A national search is underway for his replacement.

Some names Thiros may consider include Southern Idaho head coach Jared Phay, Oregon State associate head coach Kerry Rupp, and Weber State assistant David Marek.


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