Staff Directory

Evangel University Athletics
Ashcroft Center
1111 N. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

You can click on the email address of the person you would like to email or you can find their office phone extension on the right side of the page. Dial (417) 865-2815 then the extension. If you scroll over a staff member's name and click on the name, you can view their biographical information.

Administration

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Dr. Dennis McDonald
Director of Athletics
Ext. 7285 mcdonaldd@evangel.edu
Phillip Dowden
Director of Sports Information, Marketing & Events
Ext. 7260 dowdenp@evangel.edu
Sara Underwood
Administrative Assistant / Head Cheer Coach
Ext. 7282 underwoods@evangel.edu
Steve Gause
Compliance / Asst. Men's Basketball
Ext. 7409 gauses@evangel.edu

Athletic Trainers

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Marisa Foltz
Head Athletic Trainer
Ext. 7397 foltzm@evangel.edu
Kinsey Cook
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Ext. 7246 cookk@evangel.edu
Haley Reiff
Graduate Assistant
Ext. 7246 ReiffH@evangel.edu
Sammy Fluck
Graduate Assistant
Ext. 7246 FluckS@evangel.edu
Dr. Eric Gifford
Team Physician (non-surgical)
Dr. Shannon Woods
Team Physician (non-surgical)

Baseball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Russell Brand
Head Coach
Ext. 7276 brandr@evangel.edu
Eric Osner
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7276 osnere@evangel.edu
Frank Waters
Assistant Coach
Blake McKnight
Assistant Coach
Lance Goff
Assistant Coach

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Chuck Hepola
Head Coach
hepolac@evangel.edu
Dennis Darnell
Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line
darnelld@evangel.edu
Jeremy DeSoto
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Ext. 7386 desotoj@evangel.edu
Edward Sands
Defensive Backs / Community Liaison
Ext. 7361 sandse@evangel.edu
David Flores
Defensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator
Ext. 7358 floresda@evangel.edu
Shane Hartley
Tight Ends
hartleyt@evangel.edu
Dale Garrett
Running Backs
garrettd@evangel.edu
Matt Stringer
Assistant Coach
stringerm@evangel.edu
Taylor Higgins
Wide Receivers/Ministry Coordinator
Ext. 7386 higginst@evangel.edu
Brandon Staley
Student Assistant / Defense
Charles Scott
Student Assistant / Offense

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Steve Jenkins
Head Coach
Ext. 7325 jenkinss@evangel.edu
Steve Gause
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7409 gauses@evangel.edu
Adam Carpenter
Assistant Coach
Stan Jacocks
Volunteer Assistant
Mike Herrington
Student Assistant
Robbie Janson
Student Manager

Men's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jon Jenkins
Head Coach
Ext. 7471 jenkinsj@evangel.edu

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
John Griffin Ext. 7459 griffinjo@evangel.edu

Men's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Edward Sands
Head Coach
Ext. 7361 sandse@evangel.edu
Austin Jacobs
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7282 jacobsa@evangel.edu

Men's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Austin Jacobs
Head Coach
Ext. 7282 jacobsa@evangel.edu

Softball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jay Halbrook
Head Coach
Ext. 7265 halbrookja@evangel.edu
Jessica Nutt
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7404 nuttj@evangel.edu
Kyra Parker
Assistant Coach
Anthony Finzo
Assistant Coach
Shyanne McGown
Student Assistant
Jamie Halbrook
Recruiting Coordinator
Ext. 7470 halbrookj@evangel.edu

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Leon Neal
Head Coach
Ext. 7505 neall@evangel.edu
Dawn Neal
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7421 neald@evangel.edu
Reggine Brown
Graduate Assistant Coach
Nathan Wilson
Team Manager

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Bruce Deaton
Head Coach / Dir. of Soccer Operations
Ext. 7351 deatonb@evangel.edu
Tessa Deaton
Assistant Coach
Abbey Sugrue
Student Assistant

Women's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Edward Sands
Head Coach
Ext. 7361 sandse@evangel.edu
Austin Jacobs
Assistant Coach
Ext. 7282 jacobsa@evangel.edu

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Mary Whitehead
Head Coach
Ext. 7191 whiteheadm@evangel.edu
Kinsey Palmer
Assistant Coach

Women's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Austin Jacobs
Head Coach
Ext. 7282 jacobsa@evangel.edu