Jo Evans

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Jo Evans
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTexas A&M
ConferenceSEC
Record907–442–2 (.672)
Biographical details
Born (1960-07-29) July 29, 1960 (age 59)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Playing career
1979–1982Utah
Position(s)Pitcher, second base
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1985Florida State (asst.)
1986–1989Colorado State
1990–1996Utah
1997–presentTexas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall1220–652–2 (.652)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
  • High Country (1989)
  • WAC regular season (1991, 1992)
  • 2× WAC Tournament (1991, 1992)
  • Big 12 regular season (2005, 2008)
  • Big 12 Tournament (2008)
Awards
  • 2× High Country Coach of the Year (1988, 1989)
  • 2× WAC Coach of the Year (1991, 1994)
  • 3× Big 12 Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2008)

Joleen Evans[1] (born July 29, 1960)[2] is the head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies softball team. She has been the head coach for the team since 1997. Prior to that, she served as the head coach for the Utah Utes from 1990–1996 and for the Colorado State Rams from 1986–1989. She started her coaching career as an assistant coach for Florida State in 1984. She has won conference coach of the year honors seven times over her head coaching career.

While attending the University of Utah, Evans played on the Utah Utes softball team from 1979 to 1982 at pitcher and second base.[3] She compiled 13 triples over her career, ranking second in school history in that category. In her 1981 season, she posted 7 triples, tying with three other Utah players for first place in season triple count.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • NFCA Hall of Fame Inductee (2015)
  • HCAC Coach of the Year (1988, 1989)
  • WAC Coach of the Year (1991, 1994)
  • Big 12 Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2008)
  • National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year (2008)[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Colorado State Rams (High Country Athletic Conference) (1986–1989)
1986 Colorado State 13–16 3–7 6th
1987 Colorado State 18–20 4–6 T–4th
1988 Colorado State 23–17 4–6 T–4th
1989 Colorado State 37–14 7–3 1st
Colorado State: 91–67 (.576) 18–22 (.450)
Utah Utes (Western Athletic Conference) (1990–1996)
1990 Utah 32–30 2–8 6th
1991 Utah 28–16 8–2 1st Women's College World Series
1992 Utah 25–20 9–1 1st NCAA Regionals
1993 Utah 23–22 12–12 5th
1994 Utah 51–13 22–4 2nd Women's College World Series
1995 Utah 31–20 20–7 2nd NCAA Regionals
1996 Utah 32–22 17–7 3rd
Utah: 222–143 (.608) 90–41 (.687)
Texas A&M Aggies (Big 12 Conference) (1997–2012)
1997 Texas A&M 37–29 7–9 6th
1998 Texas A&M 32–25–2 6–10–1 7th
1999 Texas A&M 41–22 7–11 7th NCAA Regionals
2000 Texas A&M 32–23 8–10 T–4th NCAA Regionals
2001 Texas A&M 32–19 7–11 7th
2002 Texas A&M 40–18 9–9 5th NCAA Regionals
2003 Texas A&M 38–22 10–8 5th NCAA Regionals
2004 Texas A&M 33–22 13–3 2nd NCAA Regionals
2005 Texas A&M 47–10 14–4 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2006 Texas A&M 34–19 11–6 4th NCAA Regionals
2007 Texas A&M 46–14 12–6 4th Women's College World Series
2008 Texas A&M 57–9 17–1 1st Women's College World Series
2009 Texas A&M 32–22 8–9 6th NCAA Regionals
2010 Texas A&M 44–16 12–6 T–3rd NCAA Regionals
2011 Texas A&M 44–15 13–5 3rd NCAA Super Regionals
2012 Texas A&M 41–18 16–8 T–3rd NCAA Regionals
Texas A&M (Big 12): 631–303–2 (.675) 170–116–1 (.594)
Texas A&M Aggies (Southeastern Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Texas A&M 42–18 10–13 4th NCAA Super Regionals
2014 Texas A&M 37–22 9–15 11th NCAA Regionals
2015 Texas A&M 40–20 12–12 8th NCAA Regionals
2016 Texas A&M 39–20 6–15 10th NCAA Regionals
2017 Texas A&M 47–13 16–7 T–3rd Women's College World Series
2018 Texas A&M 44–18 13–11 7th NCAA Super Regionals
2019 Texas A&M 28–27 6–18 13th NCAA Regionals
2020 Texas A&M
Texas A&M (SEC): 277–129 (.682) 72–91 (.442)
Texas A&M (total): 907–442–2 (.672) 211–189–1 (.527)
Total: 1220–652–2 (.652)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personal Information: Evans, Joleen". Texas A&M University. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Texas A&M Softball: Oklahoma State at No. 24/25 Texas A&M (PDF), Texas A&M, April 8, 2009, p. 4, retrieved May 26, 2018
  3. ^ Dunn, Michael (September 19, 1981), "1981 Ute Invitational Softball: Tougher Than Ever!" (PDF), Utah Sport, Crossroads Publishing, 2 (2), p. 8, archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2018, retrieved May 27, 2018
  4. ^ Utah Utes softball record book
  5. ^ "Arizona State Named NFCA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year" (Press release). Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-01.

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