|Year of Graduation:||1987-1989|
Randy Evans was a native of Franklin, Tennessee. He began his collegiate playing career in 1986 at Tennessee Wesleyan College.
A year at Tennessee Wesleyan is one year too many. He transferred to Maryville College to play for Head Coach Phil Neddo. The fast, quick footed forward set the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on it heels and led the conference in scoring in 1987. His efforts helped the Scots to an 11-6-1 season and he earned a position on the All-South team.
With most of its starters returning, the 1988 team wanted to improve on the previous season’s record. Randy was determined to put together another great year and he did.The men were ranked throughout the year, and narrowly missed an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. The Scots finished the season with a mark of 16-4-0 and Randy Evans produced one of the top offensive seasons in Maryville College soccer history.
With his hair flowing in the wind, the speedster streaked past defenders as if they were standing still. He scored a remarkable 28 goals in 20 games.
His scoring assault led the nation and his 28 goal total is still a school record. He also had 8 assists that season which placed him 5th in the record book for seasonal assists. His season total of 64 points is still the top mark for points in a season for any Scots soccer player.
In 1989, a young coach named Pepe Fernandez began his tenure at Maryville College. Randy Evans entered his senior season with great expectations and a great supporting cast to make Coach Fernandez’s first season a special one. Both Evans and junior Brian Moore were tabbed as pre-season All-Americans. Despite having his arm in a cast for several games, Randy battled the pain and its distractions to distinguish himself as one of the best Division III players in the country. The Scots finished the year with an 11-6-2 record.
During his three-year stint with MC soccer, Randy helped the Scots to a 38-16-3 record. He is firmly implanted in the Maryville College record book as the # 3 Career Goal Scorer with 51 Goals.
The Two-Time All South Forward was also a key playmaker with 18 career assists that ranks him #7 in Career assists. He has the third most talley in career points with 120 in only three seasons of work.
Randy graduated cum laude from Maryville in 1991 with a degree in business.
From 1991-1994 Randy played in the United States Indoor Soccer League. He played for the Nashville Metros and led the team in scoring and was named a league All-Star.
While playing in Nashville, Randy joined the Vanderbilt University staff as a coach in 1992 and served as an assistant coach for the Lady Commodores.
In 1999, the Maryville College graduate was named the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Oklahoma University after helping to build Vanderbilt into a perennial top-25 program.
Randy has now been at the helm of Oklahoma soccer for 10 of the program’s 13 year’s of existence. He has earned numerous accolades for his team’s performances.
Randy married the former Kendyl Michner in July 2003 and the couple is expecting their first child this year.
MC’s Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say about his legendary forward. “Randy is one of the first truly GREAT soccer players to ever play at Maryville. His past performance and his ties to the program helped take Maryville College soccer to the next level. His accomplishments after graduation have made the MC soccer program and Maryville College very proud.”
One of the best soccer players to ever wear the orange and garnet, Randy Evans.