Anthony Evans Leaving Norfolk State

The Associated Press today reports that Norfolk State University head men’s basketball coach Anthony Evans has resigned, and will likely accept the same position at Florida International University. Norfolk State confirmed the departure in a release today, but no formal announcement of Evans’ destination has been made by the university, or confirmed by Florida International.

“The University community has been well-served by the diligence and success of Coach Anthony Evans,” said Norfolk State president Dr. Tony Atwater. “I admire his commitment to students’ academic success and superior athletic performance.  I wish him well in his new head coaching assignment.”

In six years, Evans was 99-94 overall with the Spartans. He led the program to a MEAC conference title in 2012 and opening round win over Missouri in the national men’s basketball championship tournament, just the third team in MEAC history to accomplish the feat as a 15 seed. The Spartans also won the 2013 MEAC regular season men’s basketball title with a perfect 16-0, and secured a berth in the National Invitation

  • Fly Young Intellectual

    Looks like HBCUs have found a way to sell themselves to up-and-coming coaches. Evans got a 75k raise form FIU to leave Norfolk State. Money talks. Hopefully Jones will be another diamond in the rough.