Evans Resigns as Head Coach

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 06, 2007

Nov. 6, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma announced Monday that Randy Evans has resigned as the head coach of the women's soccer team.  Vice President/OU Athletics Director Joe Castiglione accepted the resignation.

"I have spent a significant part of my life at the University of Oklahoma," said Evans, who held his OU post for nine years.  "I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a wonderful university, and an athletics department which is second to none.  I am proud to be leaving the program on a firm foundation and wish the new coach all the best in taking this wonderful group of young women to the next level of success."

Castiglione thanked Evans for his efforts.

"Randy brought a great deal of life to a fledgling Sooner Soccer program when he was hired in 1999," Castiglione said. "We are grateful for his hard work and the way he represented himself and our university for the past nine seasons.  We wish him great success as he moves forward."

Evans became OU's soccer coach in 1999 and was the Big 12 and the NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year in 2000.  In nine seasons at Oklahoma, he posted an overall record of 78-79-16.

Prior to his arrival in Norman, Evans served as an assistant for six years with the Vanderbilt women's soccer program

Castiglione gave no timetable for the selection of the new coach, but said the search would begin immediately.

"We are certain that this new vacancy will attract great interest nationwide and we will be aggressive in seeking the best and brightest candidates," he said.  "In light of the nearly $5 million facilities upgrades we have made in soccer and the tremendous support services we have in place, I am confident that this program can and will compete consistently at the highest level."

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