First Year as Head Coach: 2012
2018 season: John Evans led the Owls to the MASCAC tournament quarterfinals before being eliminated by a penalty kick to Worcester State. The owls lost only one game in league play going 3-1-3. Westfield had four players chosen to the MASCAC all conference teams. Kieran Moriarty, Brodie Keene, Tyler Diotalevi and Sinha Kunphel were all named to the league’s second team.
2017 Season: The Owls made a historic run to the MASCAC title game despite entering the conference tournament as the sixth-seed. The Owls eliminated the #3 and #2 seeds on the way to a matchup with Salem State in the title game finallly falling 3-2 in penalty kicks.
Career Highlights: During Evans first year as head coach in 2012, he led the Owls to the MASCAC Tournament championship and their first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years.
Evans led Westfield State to the MASCAC regular-season title in 2015, as his team featured three All-Conference players in Cody Baglow, Cam Ritter, and Alex Kraver.
About Coach Evans: Evans, who resides in Houstanic, Mass., has been highly active in youth soccer in the Berkshires.. Also, he has traveled to Haiti for the past eight summers to coach and teach the sport. Evans holds both a National and an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Before Westfield: Evans is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and played varsity soccer there for three years. . He was director of Berkshire Hills Youth Soccer for 13 years and was a board member and coach for the Westenhook United Football Club.