Special trip for Evans
Joplin will always hold a special place in Evans’ heart.
“My son was born in Joplin, and I lived there for 10 years when I coached at Missouri Southern,” Evans said. “I have a lot of friends that live in the area and are still a part of the program there.”
Evans nearly become Missouri Southern’s head coach during the offseason. In his fifth year now at NSU, Evans interviewed for the job before turning down the position in the middle of December.
Healthy as can be
Heading into Week 2, the RiverHawks will be at full strength against Missouri Southern.
“We’re in really good shape,” Evans said. “We have the normal bumps and bruises, and hopefully we’ll have everybody back to full speed this week.”