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Marcus Evans will be embarking on his third season with the Lipscomb University track and field staff and will serve as the assistant coach working with the sprinters and hurdlers.
In his first year Evans had athletes break 13 school records including the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays. Under Evans the Lipscomb sprinters and hurdlers turned in seven podium finishes to help both the men’s and women’s teams to their highest conference finishes in school history.
Before his time at Lipscomb, Evans was an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Adrian College in Michigan, where he helped the sprinters, hurdlers and high jump. In his first year at Adrian, Evans coached five MIAA conference champion sprinters and a NCAA Division III high jump qualifier. One of Evan’s sprinters, Kelsea Sellers, broke the Adrian School record in the 100m.
Evans competed in track and field as a hurdler for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville as a hurdler as the school made a transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Evans was a team captain and served as vice president and member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Evans is a two-time Division II NCAA provisional qualifier and Division I regional qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles. Evans is also a SIUE record holder as a member of the sprint medley relay. Evans earned GLVC all-conference honors as a 200-meter hurdle indoor champion and member of the 4x400-meter relay team.
In 2010 Evans earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications with an emphasis in television and radio from SIUE. Evans is pursuing a Master’s degree in conflict management from Lipscomb University. Evans is also a USATF Level 1 certified coach.
Evans is from Skokie, Ill., where he competed in basketball, track and field, and cross country for Niles North High School. Evans was born in Chandler, Ariz. where he competed in club track and field for the Arizona Cheetahs beginning at the age of 6 years old.