Rob Evans

Rob Evans (born September 7, 1946)

Teams coached: Ole Miss Rebels, Arizona State Sun Devils
Ole Miss record: 86-81 (.515)
Arizona State record: 119-120 (.498)
Overall record: 205-201 (.505)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1997, 1998, 2003)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2000, 2002, 2005)
  • SEC Regular Season Champion:  2  (1997, 1998)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2017 North Texas (assoc. HC)
2011-2012 TCU (asst)
2007-2011 Arkansas (asst)
1998-2006 Arizona State
1992-1998 Ole Miss
1990-1992 Oklahoma State (asst)
1976-1990 Texas Tech (asst)
1969-1976 New Mexico State (asst)

Rob Evans Facts

  • Robert Oran Evans
  • Born September 7, 1946
  • Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Alma Mater: New Mexico State University (BA, 1968)
  • Starred at Hobbs High School (NM) before going to Lubbock Christian University in Texas for two seasons; transferred to New Mexico State in 1966, playing two seasons with the Aggies under HOF head coach Lou Henson
  • After graduating, joined Henson’s staff at NM State from 1969 to 1976
  • Worked for 14 seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech under head coach Gerald Myers and two more at Oklahoma State under Eddie Sutton before being hired as Ole Miss head coach in 1992
  • Won the SEC West Division twice in six years at Ole Miss, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 1997 and 1998
    • Was named College Hoops Insider National Coach of the Year and the AP SEC COY following the 1997-98 season
  • Took over as head coach at Arizona State in 1998, inheriting a program trying to bounce back from a point-shaving scandal
    • In eight seasons, Evans took the Sun Devils to one NCAA Tournament and three NITs; however, he only had three winning seasons overall and was removed following the 2005-06 season
  • Had spent time as an assistant to John Pelphrey at Arkansas and to Jim Christian at TCU
  • From 2012 to 2017, Evans was the associate head coach for one his former assistants – Tony Benford – at North Texas

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