Evans out at Northeastern State

Northeastern State University Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth announced Sunday that Kenny Evans had been relieved of duties as head coach of the football team.

Evans, who completed his sixth season at the helm at NSU on Saturday, is no longer an employee at NSU.

Duckworth would not comment on employment status of an individual.

However, his statements were in regard to the budget of the program and the staff that has been put in place to carry out daily operations and football-related operations.

Duckworth also commented on the 100-year history of the football program and its success over the years.

He noted also the RiverHawks’ record during Evans’ time as head coach (22-44) and the team’s record in conference since joining the tough Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (6-14).

“At the end of the day, when you are investing in a product, whether individually or in this case institutionally, you expect there to be an element of a return on the investment,” Duckworth said.  “That’s something we expect of all of our programs.”

Duckworth said he had a short list of people that he is going to pursue a conversation with, but also that he has “no individual in mind specifically to be the next head coach.”