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Jefferson Vikings promote Evers to head coach of baseball
 June 30, 2014

The Jefferson College Board of Trustees recently appointed Pat Evers as head coach of the Viking Baseball team. Evers previously held the position of assistant baseball coach/recruiting coordinator for the past five years and served as interim head coach during portions of the last two seasons. He becomes only the third head coach in program history.

“Pat has a great understanding of NJCAA baseball,” said Jefferson College Athletics Director Doug Stotler. “He has played NJCAA baseball and coached for more than 5 years. He has also proven to be a great recruiter and can be credited for securing many of the great players that have worn the Viking uniform during the last five seasons.”

During his tenure as an assistant, the Vikings have won 70 percent of their games and have averaged over 40 wins per season. Also during that time, the Vikings have been the #1 seed in the Region XVI tournament three times, won two Region XVI titles, two South Central District Championships, made two NJCAA World Series appearances, and won five straight conference titles. 74 players have moved on to the four-year level in the last five seasons including 45 who have signed with NCAA Division-I schools. The Vikings have also had 12 players in the last five seasons either selected in the MLB Draft or have signed professional contracts.

Prior to coming to Jefferson College, Evers spent two seasons at the University of Central Missouri serving as the pitching coach for the Mules where the team combined to go 91-23 and finished fourth in the NCAA Division II World Series in 2008. He coached a number of pitchers receiving post-season awards that include two NCAA All-Americans, two Region Pitchers of the Year, five All-Region selections, and two Conference Pitchers of the Year. Six of the pitchers he coached and/or recruited have signed professional contracts.

Evers also spent time serving as the pitching coach with the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League in 2007 and with the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League in 2008, along with serving 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 playing career began at Forest Park Community College and concluded at the University of Central Missouri in 2005. After his collegiate playing career at Central Missouri, he played professionally for three seasons with the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League.

Evers earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2006 and a Master's Degree in Sports Administration in 2008 both fom the University of Central Missouri  He and his wife Kasey are the proud parents of two-year old son Dylan.

Evers follows Sam Carel who led the Vikings as head coach for eight seasons and is now coaching in the Coastal Plains Collegiate League as head coach of the Morehead City Marlins in Morehead City, North Carolina.

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