Ted brings a variety of experiences that include 28 years of teaching and coaching. A California native, Evans is well respected for his prowess as a player and as a coach. For 19 years he played in the highly competitive Dixie Major Softball league in Chattanooga, twice winning Chattanooga Softball player of the year and was consistently recognized as “Chattanooga’s best.” During his 18-year tenure as a player-manager of the McKee fast pitch team he coached them to 100 wins in a row.
Evans graduated from Andrews University in 1971 with a B.S. in Physical Education and he earned a M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983.
During his college education, Coach Evans was a walk-on signee with the Cincinnati Reds. Destined for a quick climb through the organization he excelled past players such as Ken Griffey Sr. in his ascent towards the big leagues. Already a family man and feeling a call to teach and coach, Evans retired from his professional baseball career and has not looked back since.
At Chattanooga State, Ted serves as Assistant Athletic Director. Evans has quickly become respected for his ability to impart knowledge in a simplistic way. Motivation comes easy. Players understand that he has done what is being asked, both from a playing point and coaching point of view.
With his strong interest in teaching, Evans also teaches in the physical education department. His diversified experience also is a strong asset for the entire athletic program.