Claremore Daily Progress


July 19, 2013

Ex-OSU baseball assistant joins Texas Tech softball staff


LUBBOCK, Texas — During his two stretches in the Red Raider dugout, Tech combined to go 371-174 (.681 winning percentage) overall with seven 40-win seasons and six trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Greg Evans

The Red Raiders claimed the final Southwest Conference regular season and tournament titles in 1995, marking the program's first-ever conference title in what would be the start of Tech's most successful stretch in program history. Tech closed 1995 with a program-record 51 wins and would later secure the Big 12 Tournament title in 1998 as well.

"I've kept up with Shanon over the years, and I'm excited to be back in Lubbock to join him and his staff," Evans said. "Fastpitch is a game I'm very familiar with so I'm looking forward to working with our players and continuing the winning tradition that Tech has established under Shanon's leadership."

In his 18 seasons as a Division-I assistant coach, Evans has been part of 12 teams that have advanced to the postseason as the Cowboys were selected to an NCAA Regional six times during his tenure. Oklahoma State also advanced to its first Super Regional since 1999 during the 2007 season as the Cowboys fell a win shy of advancing to Omaha and the College World Series.

During his time at both Tech and Oklahoma State, Evans helped produce several of the top defenses in the country as the Red Raiders ranked among the top five teams nationally in 1999 for fielding percentage with a .971 mark.

Tech regularly ranked among the top fielding teams in the Big 12 during his tenure as the Red Raiders led the conference in 2001 before finishing third a year later and second in 2003. Four of the program's top 10 fielding percentages all-time came under Evans' tutelage with three of those years resulting in an average of .970 or better.

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