Intercollegiate Athletics

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Location: Ashcroft Activities Center, First Floor South

Phone: (417) 865-2815, ext. 7282
Location: Ashcroft Activities Center, First Floor South

Evangel is part of the Heart of America Athletic Conference and has intercollegiate sports teams for men in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and golf. Women have volleyball, basketball, softball, track and field, cross-country and tennis. Crusader athletes are also actively involved in outreach through athletic ministries programs.

Athletics Director Dennis McDonald
Administrative Assistant Rebecca Bryant
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Marketing & Communications Ed Beach
Faculty Athletic Representative Doug Mitcham
Sports Information Director Kevin Kennedy
Head Athletic Trainer Sarah Walters
Champions of Character Dennis Darnell
Compliance Officer Steve Gause


Athletics Coaches
Head Coach Russell Brand
Assistant Coach Eric Osner
Head Coach Jay Halbrook
Assistant Donovan Nelson
Assistant Jami Bauer
Director of Soccer Operations/Women’s Head Coach Bruce Deaton
Men’s Head Coach John Griffin
Men’s Basketball
Head Coach Steve Jenkins
Assistant Coach Steve Gause
Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Leon Neal
Assistant Coach Dawn Neal
Head Coach Brenton Illum
Assistant Coach Dennis Darnell
Assistant Coach Todd Drury
Assistant Coach Edwards Sands
Assistant Coach Dan Wernick
Assistant Coach Dale Garrett
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Head Coach Lynn Bowen
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
Head Coach Lynn Bowen
Head Coach Mary Whitehead
Assistant Coach Mallory Lawson
Men’s Golf
Head Coach Steve Jenkins
Women’s Tennis
Head Coach Melissa Sanders
Head Coach Kevin Kolstad

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