HEAD COACH PAT EVERS
Maryville University Director of Athletics and Recreation Lonnie Folks named Pat Evers as the new head coach of the Saints baseball program. He arrives at the University after serving as the head coach at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., since 2014.
“Coach Evers epitomizes what we were looking for to lead our baseball team,” Folks said. “His track record of success speaks for itself, and his character is something that will set the tone for our program. We are thrilled to have him at Maryville.”
“I am extremely honored and excited to be named the head baseball coach at Maryville University,” Evers said. “I want to thank Lonnie Folks and the entire University administration for the opportunity to lead this outstanding program at such a dynamic school. The baseball team is on a positive trajectory, and we look forward to achieving even greater heights on the diamond and in the classroom.”
Evers posted a 172-68-1 record in four seasons as the Jefferson College coach, highlighted by a school record 54-12-1 mark in 2018. He guided the Vikings to the 2018 NJCAA National Tournament and a No. 8 national ranking after winning the South Central District Championship. Evers led Jefferson College to four straight Midwest Community College Conference championships and earned the No. 1 seed in the Region XVI Tournament all four occasions. He was named the Midwest Community College Conference Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
During his head coaching tenure, Evers had 61 student-athletes who signed with NCAA programs, including 35 on the DI level. The Vikings have also had 20 players in the last four seasons either selected in the MLB Draft or have signed professional contracts. Former pitcher Matt Stites made his Major League Baseball debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Evers’ 2016 team earned the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Award with a team GPA of 3.13 and had a team recognized by NJCAA Review magazine “Champions of the Community” for its strong community service efforts.
In his nine overall seasons with the Vikings, Evers helped the team win three Region XVI titles, three South Central District Championships, nine consecutive conference titles and make three NJCAA World Series appearances. As an assistant coach at Jefferson College, the 2012 Vikings set the previous school record with 53 wins and were ranked No. 2 in the nation in the final NJCAA national poll.
Evers spent two seasons at his alma mater, the University of Central Missouri, serving as the pitching coach for the Mules under current Saint Louis University coach Darrin Hendrickson. During Evers’ two seasons at UCM, the Mules posted a 91-23 record. He helped UCM finish fourth at the 2008 NCAA Division II World Series. Evers coached two All-Americans, two Region Pitchers of the Year, five All-Region selections and two MIAA Pitchers of the Year. Evers coached six pitchers who eventually signed professional contracts.
Evers has also spent time serving as the pitching coach with the Duluth Huskies in the Northwood's League in 2007, with the Quincy Gems of the Prospect league in 2008, and served as the head coach of the St. Charles Mules in the St. Louis Metro Collegiate League from 2009-2011.
Evers began his coaching career in 2007 as an assistant coach at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. His collegiate playing career began at Forest Park Community College and finished at UCM in 2005. After playing at Central Missouri, Evers played three seasons professionally for the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League.
Evers earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Central Missouri in 2006 and his master's degree in sports administration in 2008 from UCM.