Randy Evans has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Silverdale Baptist Academy.
"I have heard great things about SBA and I'm excited to join the Silverdale family and take over the reins of the men's basketball program,'' Evans said Friday.
Said Silverdale athletic director Al Rogers, "Randy is a great asset for Silverdale Baptist Academy. He has an obvious love for the Lord and excitement for molding young men into disciples of Christ. We are blessed with him becoming a part of our athletic program"
Evans grew up in Sale Creek and graduated from Sale Creek High School in '95 where he excelled both academically and as a basketball player. As a high school player, Evans scored more than 2,000 points and was voted to all-district teams as a sophomore, junior, and a senior and was honorable mention all-state as well as Army Academic All American Athlete as a senior.\
Evans received a basketball scholarship to Bryan College where he played four years under coach Morris Michalski. He was an NAIA Academic All-American and was awarded Newcomer of the Year. He graduated from Bryan in 1999 Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise Science.
In 2005, Evans received a Masters in Administration from Lee University.
Evans began his coaching career at Tennessee Christian Academy where he coached high school boys and girls basketball, girls basketball, and taught Spanish, Bible, Health, PE and was the school's athletic director.
After teaching a year of Health and PE at Howard High, Evans accepted the position as head boys basketball coach at Cleveland Middle School. Over his nine-year stint as coach at CMS, Evans' teams won 350 games and lost less than 50. His teams won two TVAC conference championships ('04, 06), with one of those teams going 60-1 over three years. Evans also added a James T Haile State Tournament Championship ('08). After the TVAC conference disbanded in '08, the 08-09 team ended a three-year, 60-0 run.
In 2004, Evans also led the CMS 7th grade girls volleyball team to a championship which helped him earn Coach of the Year at CMS.
Just after the '04 season, Evans was the Director of Operations for the Cleveland Majic semi-pro basketball team. His responsibilities were preparation for game day events, pre, during, and post game entertainment, marketing and community events, as well as, autograph signings and player appearances.
In 2010, Evans accepted the opportunity to become the assistant men's coach at Cleveland State Community College. His responsibilities included fund raising, recruiting, coordinating camps, and promoting community involvement.
Evans is also the director of Crossover Basketball, an organization that enables basketball players to play club basketball at little our no cost. Crossover holds tournaments, camps, and other events in addition to offering private lessons. Evans created Crossover because he was unable to afford "AAU" basketball during his early playing years. It was then that the idea was born to create an avenue for players and families to play club basketball without having to worry about the financial responsibilities that come with playing club basketball.
He is married to Diana, who played basketball at Cleveland State Community College and Bryan College. They have 5 children, Marisa(15), Raylee(10), Maguire(6), Daxton(3), and Zander(1). The Evans' 7 live in Cleveland and attend Candies Creek Baptist Church.