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

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 55 overall wins and two .500 Missouri Valley Conference seasons, rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season or won more than six conference games in each of the nine seasons prior to her arrival (82-195 (.296) record during span)

In 2021-22, led Valpo to only the second .500 MVC record (9-9) in program history

In 2019-20, led Valpo to the program’s first winning season (17-12) in 11 seasons and first .500 MVC record (9-9) in program history

As Valpo’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached nine MVC All-Conference Team selections

From 2013 to 2018, helped lead Ohio to an 100-58 (.633) overall and 57-33 (.633) MAC record, two MAC Regular Season Championships, one MAC Tournament Championship, and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament), assisting in rebuilding a program that had only six wins the season prior to arrival

In 2012-13, helped lead Youngstown State to the program’s first winning season (23-10) and post-season berth (WNIT) in 13 seasons

From 2002 to 2004, assisted 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 706 career points and helped lead the program to the 1997-98 Southern Conference Regular Season Championship

Head Coach Record