Evans resigns as Oklahoma soccer coach

November 5, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma women's soccer coach Randy Evans resigned Monday, four days after the Sooners completed a 6-10-3 season during which they failed to qualify for the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Evans, the second coach in the program's history, went 78-79-16 in nine seasons at Oklahoma after spending six seasons as an assistant at Vanderbilt. He was named the Big 12's coach of the year following the 2000 season.

The Sooners scored just six goals in 10 conference games this season and 22 goals in 19 games. Twelve of those goals came in Oklahoma's first two games of the season.

"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," Evans said in a statement.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said he had no timetable to hire a new coach but that the search will begin immediately.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press