Women’s Basketball: Bolden Adds Third Assistant Coach

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First-year Ohio women’s basketball head coach Bob Bolden hired his third assistant coach to join his staff for next season. The program announced Thursday that Mary Perry Evans will join Tavares Jackson and Kate Schrader as former assistants at Youngstown State to follow Bolden to Ohio.

Evans has had 10 years of experience as a Division I assistant coach. She began her career at her alma mater, Georgia Southern, and also spent four years at Seton Hall.

While at Youngstown State, the Penguins had one of the best seasons in program history and went 23-10 and won in the first round of the WNIT.

Evans was an integral part of the Georgia Southern program during her five years as assistant. Her duties included on-floor coaching with an offense and guard-oriented emphasis, scouting opponents, recruiting, team travel and fundraising.

Before becoming an assistant coach, she was a two-sport athlete at Georgia Southern. She was a four-year letterwinner in women’s basketball and three-year for women’s soccer. She led them to the SoCon tournament finals in back-to-back seasons and a regular season title in 1998.

In soccer, Evans was a second-team all-conference as a goalkeeper, posting five shutouts.

Evans will join the Bobcats for the 2013-14 season, a year after Ohio went 6-23 overall and 1-15 in the Mid-American Conference.