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

Will Reed

Assistant Coach

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Chuck Hepola

Head Coach

hepolac@evangel.edu
Dennis Darnell

Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line

417-593-0221 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

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