Mary Evans

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Valparaiso University


2018 – Present: Head Coach, Valparaiso University

2013 – 2018: Assistant Coach, Ohio University

2012 – 2013: Assistant Coach, Youngstown State University

2007 – 2012: Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern University

2005 – 2007: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of South Carolina-Aiken

2001 – 2005: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator (04-05), Seton Hall University

2000 – 2001: Assistant Coach, Adams State College

1995 – 1999: Player, Georgia Southern University


2000: Georgia Southern University, Bachelors, Exercise Science


Hometown: Summerville, SC

Maiden Name: Perry

Family: Daryl (Husband) & Keegan, Zoe (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

Winning Seasons (1)

Power Five Wins (2)
Big Ten

Has led Valpo to 60 overall wins and two .500 Missouri Valley Conference seasons – rebuilt a program that had not had a winning season in each of the nine seasons prior to her arrival (82-195 (.296) overall and 39-117 (.250) conference record during span)

In 2021-22 and 2019-20, led Valpo to the first .500 MVC records (9-9) and most single-season MVC wins (9) in program history

In 2020-21, guided Valpo to multiple wins over Big Ten Conference opponents (Illinois, Purdue) in a single season for the first time in program history

In 2019-20, led Valpo to the program’s first winning season (17-12) in 11 seasons

As Valpo’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 10 MVC All-Conference Team selections, as well as one Sixth Player of the Year

From 2013 to 2018, helped lead Ohio to four winning seasons, three 22+ win seasons, two MAC Regular Season Championships, one MAC Tournament Championship, and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament) – helped rebuild a program that had not had a winning season in six seasons prior to the staff’s arrival

In 2012-13, assisted Youngstown State to the most single-season wins (23) in 15 seasons and a WNIT berth

From 2002 to 2004, helped lead Seton Hall to consecutive post-season berths (WNIT) for only the second time in the program’s Division I history

As a student-athlete at Georgia Southern, scored over 700 career points and helped lead the program to the 1997-98 Southern Conference Regular Season Championship

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