Wasatch Academy Announces David Evans as New Head Basketball Coach
(August 14, 2018) — After wrapping his third successful season as Lone Peak's Head Basketball Coach, David Evans has accepted a position at Wasatch Academy as the Head Basketball Coach.
In his three seasons at Lone Peak, Evans amassed a 67-14 overall record, three region championships, and 31-1 record in the UHSAA Region IV. Most recently, the Knights wrapped up a 23-4 season, finishing first in the region and won the 6A UHSAA State Title before earning a No. 8 seed in the Geico National High School Invitational (NHSI). Lone Peak's season ended March 29th with an impressive 87-82 loss to the nation's #1 ranked Montverde Academy (FL) in the first round of the NHSI.
David Evans has had a successful basketball career as both player and coach. Evans returned to the United States after his second round of international professional play, competing during the 2014-15 season for the Plymouth Raiders in England. He also spent time in Norway and has worked as a player developer for several international and NBA players. In addition to collegiate and professional playing experience, he has over 15 years of basketball coaching experience.
Evans is most known for his playing and coaching career at BYU-Hawaii. As an Assistant Coach, Evans helped the Seasiders become a Division II power in 2000-01 and 2011-14. BYU-Hawaii played for the national championship in 2011 behind All-Americans Jet Chang and Marques Whippy. The Seasiders had a winning record every year with Evans on the staff.
As a player, Evans is BYU-Hawaii's all-time leading scorer with 2,053 points and is the school's only 2,000-point scorer. He led the nation in scoring across all divisions as a senior, with 27.9 points per game in the 1999-2000 season. He holds the school record for field goals made, with 748, and has the single-game record with 48 points. Evans was a three-time All-American and is the only BYU-Hawaii graduate to receive the NCAA post-graduate scholarship.