Aug. 21, 2008
Providence, RI - David Evans '96, one of the greatest scorers in Brown lacrosse history, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Brown men's lacrosse team. A two-time first team All-American at Brown, Evans is a former Ivy League Player of the Year (1995) and Rookie of the Year (1993), and joins the Bears as an offensive coach following Brown's 2008 Ivy League Championship.
"David brings his own unique charismatic, never-ending enthusiasm back to Bruno," said Bears' head coach Lars Tiffany. "One of the few multiple First-Team All-Americans in our history. David was an instrumental member of the Final Four team of 1994, and brings a wealth of knowledge of the game of lacrosse for every position."
A 1996 graduate of Brown with a B.A. in Political Science, Evans earned a Master's degree in Education from Lesley University in 2006. He is Brown's second all-time leading goal scorer (145), and his 232 career points (145 goals, 87 assists) ranks second in the Brown record book. Evans became the first Brown sophomore to earn first team All-America honors, being selected in 1994. He was a two-time first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, and team captain for the Bears in 1995 and 1996.
He was recognized as one of the greatest players in Brown lacrosse history by being named to Brown's All-Decade Team of the 1990's and to Brown's All- Millennium Team in 2000.
Evans enjoyed a successful professional career, playing for the Boston Cannons. He joined the Cannons in its inaugural season in the MLL, and was a six-time All-Star before retiring in 2006. He won the league's fastest shot contest three years in a row and holds the fastest shot (109 MPH) in the world. He was the Cannon's Most Valuable Player in 2002 and Offensive MVP in 2001. He is also the Cannon's all-time leading goal scorer (133). He also played for the Baltimore Thunder (NLL) from 1997-1999.
The owner and founder of Quality Lacrosse, Evans also worked as an assistant coach for the Brown women's lacrosse team (2006) and as the head varsity boy's lacrosse coach at the Wheeler School from 2004-2007.