Cougars get new head football coach, Shone Evans... Shared from TCISD
Last week, the Texas City Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to name Shone Evans as the La Marque High School athletic coordinator and head football coach.
Evans currently serves as an assistant football coach and special education teacher at Texas City High School. He has served as special teams coordinator, defensive coordinator, off-season coordinator and Special Olympics coach while in Texas City ISD for the last 11 years. Evans has also coached in Pasadena ISD and Pearland ISD. In addition, he was the Texas City High School Teacher of the Year in 2016, the TCISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2016 and the TCISD Coach of the Year Award in 2012.
"We believe Coach Evans is truly the right match for the La Marque Cougars," stated Leland Surovik, TCISD Athletic Director. "He is an outstanding coach and honorable man. He has the qualifications necessary to continue the winning tradition in La Marque. On one hand, I'm disappointed about the loss for the Stings. On the other, I know La Marque athletics will flourish under his leadership and I'm excited for him and the Cougars."
Coach Evans talked to community members, board members and staff immediately following the announcement that the TCISD school board approved his hiring.
Evans has experience with winning programs on the high school, NCAA and NFL level. He also has experience with hiring and developing a cohesive athletic staff. In 2009, Evans had the Bill Walsh Minority Internship with the Indianapolis Colts working as a defensive assistant (linebackers) and special teams assistant (all kicking game). He's also served as special assistant to former NFL coaches Bobby Ross and Dick Vermeil in two East-West Shrine Games, an annual postseason football all-star game.
"Athletics are certainly a people business and the relationships with parents and their sons and daughters are the strongest continuing connections with the community," said Evans. "I look forward to starting this new chapter, and I am excited to bring a family atmosphere that will expand the excellent academic and athletic programs that TCISD, La Marque students, faculty and community expect and deserve."
Evans has a bachelor of arts from Thomas Edison State University. He also played defensive back at McNeese State University. He and his wife, Sarah, have 2 children. Patrick is 9 and Zachary is 2.
Mike Jackson announced in December that he had accepted his same position Grand Oaks High School in Conroe ISD. He was the head coach for the Cougars for 7 seasons.