Geoff Evans just finished his 10th year in coaching basketball where he was the Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach at Hickory High School. This year the Hornets had an overall record of 23-6 and were runner-up in the District 10 Championship. The Hornets also won 2 State playoff games which has not been done since Geoff Evans’ playing days back in 1995-96 where his team was 1 win away from winning the state title as they set the school record with number of wins that still stands today. Prior to being the assistant coach at Hickory High School, Geoff was the Head Boy’s Coach at Hickory High School. He led them to a 19-5 overall record and took the team to the playoff in the district 10 tournament. Geoff took a year off after being the head coach due to his professional career, but continued to teach the game while doing individual workouts for student athletes ages 6 all the way up to collegiate athletes. Geoff was an assistant coach at Kennedy Catholic as well as Sharon City School district for 5 years, in which all of the teams he coached made the playoffs and competed at a high level.
Geoff played his high school basketball at Hickory High School and eventually became the all-time leading scorer with 1,968 points while leading his team to back to back western finals in both the 1994 and 1995 season. He was able to play and start as a freshmen along with his brother Greg Evans who was a Senior Captain on the western finals team which finished the year 23-6 in the 1994 season. Geoff finished his career as the All-Time leading scorer, player with the most wins in a four year career, 2 league championships, 1 District 10 championship, and 2 western Finals appearances. Geoff was also named team captain his Junior and Senior Year. He was named to “Big School” All-State team his Sophomore Year through his senior year, as well as being named MVP of Mercer County Basketball chosen by the coaches and writers for 3 straight years. Geoff still stands as 6th overall scoring leader in Mercer County history.
Geoff received a Full Athletic scholarship to Boston University where he played 1 year, and helped the Terriers to a 20 win season, while eventually losing in their American East Conference Tournament to Delaware who continued onto the NCAA Division 1 tournament. Geoff played in all but 2 games that year, and received Rookie of the Year award for Boston University. Geoff eventually transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in which he had much success. Geoff helped lead his team in 2000 to the Elite 8 in the division 2 tournament, losing to the overall national champion Kentucky Wesleyan. Geoff was named team captain his senior year, and made 1st team All-PSAC his senior year. Geoff still holds records at IUP, most 3 pointers made in a season, most 3 pointers in a game, and highest free-throw percentage in a season. Geoff is also ranked in the Top 10 in multiple categories for individual game leaders. After his career at IUP, Geoff played professionally in Venezuela as well as playing for a Semi-Professional team in the IBL where Coach Andre Smith was his head coach.
Geoff graduated with a Business Marketing Degree from IUP, and continued on to receive his Masters in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. Geoff resides in Hermitage with his wife Mindi and their three children, Daniella 10, Dante 8, and Dylan 3.