Gonzaga Baseball Associate Head Coach Danny Evans passes away
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga Baseball Associate Head Coach Danny Evans passed away Saturday after a year-long battle with stage four Melanoma cancer. He was 41.
“Danny had a tremendous impact on Gonzaga that reached far beyond the baseball field,” Gonzaga Baseball Head Coach Mark Machtolf said. “He had a positive influence on hundreds of student-athletes. Danny was an outstanding baseball coach and colleague, but more importantly he was a great husband, father, and friend. He will be deeply missed.”
Evans was Gonzaga Baseball’s Associate Head Coach since 2009 and was a member of Gonzaga staff for 19 years. He was also a four-year letterwinner for the Zags before graduating in 2003, appearing in 162 games as a student-athlete.
“Danny authentically lived his life exhibiting care and compassion for others and an unwavering commitment to ensure our baseball student-athletes achieved their fullest potential as athletes, students, and men,” Gonzaga Director of Athletics Chris Standiford said. “He has set for us all a great example of what it means to be a true Zag.”
Evans was the primary recruiting coordinator, third base and infield coach. He led the Bulldogs to five West Coast Conference Championships since 2013 and to a national ranking in seven different seasons.
The Bulldogs flourished with Evans on the recruiting trail, with 41 Bulldogs being selected in the MLB draft during his career.
Evans is survived by his wife Kellie, and children, Graham and Quinn. You can donate to this GoFundMe to support the Evans family.
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