Evans to lead men’s basketball program

Dan Evans has been named as the new men’s basketball head coach at UNG – only the fourth coach in program history.

Evans spent the previous six years at NCAA Division II Ohio Dominican University (ODU), where he totaled 76 victories and reached the 2017-18 NCAA tournament by winning the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament. Evans led his team to a 37-22 mark the past two seasons, including 20-11 in 2017-18.

“Coach Evans possesses a clear understanding of the core values of UNG and will mentor our student-athletes to successes on the court, in the classroom and in the community,” UNG Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves said.

Evans succeeds Chris Faulkner, who coached men’s basketball for 16 seasons and has taken on a new role as development officer for UNG Athletics.

Evans finished as the third-winningest coach in ODU history.

“My family and I feel incredibly blessed and excited to be joining the University of North Georgia family and the Dahlonega community,” Evans said. “We look forward to leading our men’s basketball program into the future with tremendous young men who will represent our program in a first-class manner. We are eager to get on campus and get to work shaping Nighthawks basketball with our student-athletes.”