Kellie Evans enters her second season as an assistant coach at Illinois State. Most recently, Evans held the assistant coach position at Nichols School in Buffalo, N.Y.
In 2009, Evans assisted the Redbirds to a winning 12-7-1 season and 2009 MVC Tournament Championship victory. Evans and the coaching staff were named the 2009 MVC Coaching Staff of the Year.
Prior to Nichols, Evans spent two years as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I member Oregon State. There, Evans oversaw the recruitment of student-athletes and served as the assistant director for all OSU soccer camps. Evans was also a volunteer assistant coach at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., in 2006.
In addition to coaching experience at the collegiate level, Evans also has coaching experience at both the high school and club levels. Evans served as the head coach for Hillsborough County United U9 & U14 in Tampa, Fla., from 2006-07, and also an assistant coach at Durant High School in Plant City, Fla. At the club level, Evans worked with the Florida Olympic Development Program (ODP) and earned her National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) State and Regional Goalkeeping Diplomas in 2006.
Prior to coaching, Evans was a standout soccer player at Auburn from 2000-03, where she led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournaments and the 2002 Southeastern Conference championship. Evans set the school record for assists in a season with 13 in 2000 and ranks second in school history in career assists with 30. In 2001, Evans was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team, and in 2000, she was named a Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz.
An Academic All-SEC selection and SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member, Evans earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from Auburn in 2004.