Evans Takes Over Ladies Soccer Program
Saturday, December 19, 2009
SHREVEPORT-Centenary Director of Athletics, Tom Tallach, recently announced the hiring of Glenn Evans as the Ladies head soccer coach effective immediately.

Evans will again head the Centenary program after most recent head coach, Chase Wooten, submitted his letter of resignation to pursue the head coaching position at Northeastern St. (Ok.) beginning in January.

The Ladies are coming off a very successful season, notching a season record of 11-6-1, while posting a five-game win streak at the beginning of the season. Because of the impressive play, several Ladies received post season honors, highlighted by sophomore Katie Valdez, being named First Team All-Summit League and First Team All-LSWA.

"I am very pleased that Coach Evans has agreed to re-take the reigns of our women's soccer program. His experience and perspective will be tremendous assets to our program as we move forward," said Tallach.

"My heart and soul is with Centenary College. Having been here for over 35 years, I share a passion with the soccer players and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these young people once again," said Evans.

After serving as the pioneer of the Centenary soccer programs, Evans stepped down over 13 years ago as the head coach, to focus his attention on other administrative duties as well as become an assistant for the Ladies team.

As a head coach for Centenary, Evans posted a 161-105-3 (.604) record in 14 seasons with the Gents and a 66-25-3 (.725) record with the Ladies in just five seasons.

"As an AD, how many times do you get the chance to hire the person that actually started the program? We've had to make some really tough decisions recently. This was not one of them," said Tallach.

During Evans tenure, the Gents posted nine consecutive winning seasons (1983-91), including three Trans America Athletic Conference Championships. With the team's success over those years, Evans was named TAAC Coach of the Year in 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990 as well as receiving that honor for his direction of the Ladies program in 1994.

Evans received his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Centenary in 1969. He received his Master's degree in education from the University of Georgia in 1970. Evans and his wife, Karen, have four sons, Chad, Scott, Trey, and Brian and they currently reside in Shreveport.