Tuesday , Mar , 06 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Evans out as coach at Southern Utah

Cedar City, UT (Sports Network) – Bill Evans will not be back as the head
coach at Southern Utah for the 2007-08 season as the school decided not to
renew his contract.

Evans had spent the last 15 years as head coach. He guided the Thunderbirds to
a 16-14 record this past season and a 209-223 mark during his tenure. Since
becoming head coach he has guided the team to more wins than any other SUU
coach and he guided the Thunderbirds to their only NCAA basketball tournament
appearance, in 2001.

“This is one of the hardest decisions Ive had to make,” Southern Utah
athletic director Ken Beazer said. “Bill Evans has been synonymous with
Southern Utah basketball for nearly two decades. He’s done a lot for the
program and for the University. He and his players have represented the
University well.”

Southern Utah lost to IUPUI in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent
Conference Tournament this past Sunnday.