LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech softball coach Shanon Hays tabbed a familiar face to the program's vacant assistant coaching position Monday with the hiring of former Red Raider baseball coach Greg Evans.
Arguably one of the top infield coaches in the country, Evans was an assistant baseball coach for nine seasons at Tech under longtime skipper Larry Hays before moving to Oklahoma State where he most recently served an additional nine seasons as the associate head coach.
This will be the first coaching stint in softball for Evans, who will serve as Tech's first base and infield coach while also assisting with recruiting and the program's summer camps.
"I am really excited to add Greg to our staff," Hays said. "I tried to hire him last year when Coach Fox left for UTA but the timing wasn't right for him. He is one of the best infield coaches in the country and his record as a defensive coach speaks for itself. He's a perfect fit for our program because he knows the game of fastpitch from when he used to play in the summers with me, dad, and Daren (Hays). He's also known as an excellent recruiter in baseball and I think that will translate to the fastpitch game as well."
Evans, who goes by the nickname "E-moe," began his career at Tech in 1993 with the first of two stints as a Red Raider baseball assistant. He coached three seasons with the Red Raiders prior to being named the head coach at Grayson County College in 1996.
After spending the 1997 season as an area scout for the Montreal Expos, Evans made his return to Lubbock a year later where he would remain for the next six years until departing to join Frank Anderson's staff at Oklahoma State in time for the 2004 season.