Howard Volleyball adds Phil Evans to coaching staff

Courtesy Howard University Athletic Media Relations

Head coach Shaun Kupferberg and the Howard University women’s volleyball team expanded its coaching staff with the addition of Phil Evans. The announcement came Monday.

Evans joins Sareea Freeman as an assistant coach under Kupferberg.

“We are very excited about the addition of Phil Evans to our staff,” Kupferberg said. “His combination of technical knowledge and enthusiasm will bring a lot of energy to our program as we enter the 2022 season.”

Evans joins the Bison Family after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Xavier (La.). In his two years with the Gold Nuggets, he guided the club to a pair of conference championships and berths into the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

“I want to thank Shaun for adding me to the Howard family,” Evans said. “I am incredibly excited to join a program with such tradition and high goals of competing on the national level. Howard is a special place driven by excellence and I can’t wait to see that firsthand.”

In 2020, Evans was one of 40 nationwide recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Diversity Award.

Before joining Xavier, he spent the 2020 fall season as an assistant coach at SEC member Mississippi State. At his alma mater, he helped the Bulldogs earn road victories against No. 7 Texas A&M; thus, ending MSU’s 12-match skid versus the Aggies.

Additionally, Evans held an assistant position with Mississippi State’s club program for four seasons.

He was also part of the Bulldogs’ men’s basketball program, serving as an assistant video coordinator for four seasons.

At the high school level, he held multiple assistant positions at Sandy Creek H.S. (Tyrone, Ga.) and his alma mater, Dutchtown H.S. (Hampton, Ga).

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