Coach Added

Ty Evans, an assistant coach for the women's basketball team at Georgetown University the past two seasons, has accepted the vacant assistant coaching position at the University of Alabama, Head Coach Stephany Smith announced Thursday.

"I think it's obviously a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to come to such a prestigious institution with an outstanding athletic and academic reputation," Ty Evans said. "I am anxious to get started and do what I can to help Coach Smith and our staff get the Alabama program competing on a national level."

A former professional player and coach in Europe, Evans brings six years of Division I coaching experience and one season of professional head coaching acumen to the Tide staff.

"We are absolutely ecstatic to have Ty joining our staff," Smith said. "Ty interviewed with us last spring, and he left such a lasting impression with me and our staff that we knew we wanted him with us. The timing wasn't right for him and his family at that time, and that made it difficult for us to continue our search because he was such an impossible act to follow. But we have him on board now, and we could not be happier."

At Georgetown, he worked under head coach Terri Williams-Flourney, helping the Hoyas to a 23-33 record in his two seasons at GU. Evans helped tutor guard Kieraah Marlow, who earned Big East second team honors both years he was with the school.

"Ty has such a great personality and is a person you warm up to immediately," Smith said. "His abilities on the court and on the recruiting trails are limitless and we are just looking forward to having him on campus to meet our players, help with individual workouts and help us continue rebuilding our program."

Prior to his tenure at Georgetown, Evans spent four years as an assistant at St. Louis University beginning in the 2000-01 season. He helped with the coordination of pre-season and post-season individual instruction, scheduling, film exchange and team travel as well as directing the Billikens summer camps.

During the 2002-03 season, Evans served as head coach with the Ulkiken Eagles, based in Bergen, Norway, and competed in the Norway Professional Men's League.

Evans also spent time as a player in Europe, where he played in Norway and in Taiwan, including the 1997-98 season, where he won his team's MVP award in Norway.

In 1999, Evans founded Krossover Basketball, Inc., based out of Janesville, Wis., an organization devoted to using basketball to teach youth the value of conflict resolution, time management and vocational training while promoting the game of basketball through the AAU component of the organization.

A 1995 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Evans earned a degree in secondary education while serving as a co-captain on the basketball team for two seasons. He was a first team All-American for the Warhawks in the 1994-95 campaign.

Evans and his wife, Tina, have an 8-year old daughter, Alexis and a 5-year old son, Matthew. The couple is expecting their third child in early June.

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