George Evans (coach)

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George Evans
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1901-06-18)June 18, 1901
Died November 23, 1976(1976-11-23) (aged 75)
San Diego, California
Alma mater Des Moines University (1923)[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1929–1954 Northern Illinois
1929–1940 Northern Illinois
1930–1934 Northern Illinois
1937–1944 Northern Illinois
1946–1947 Northern Illinois
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1929–1968 Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 131–70–20 (football)
125–93 (basketball)
118–115–3 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
IIAC (1938, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1951)

George G. "Chick" Evans (June 18, 1901 – November 23, 1976) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach.

Evans received his education at the now defunct Des Moines University in Iowa, which was later acquired by the University of Sioux Falls; this should not be confused with the present Des Moines University.

He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois University from 1929 to 1954, compiling a record of 131–70–20. Evans was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1929 to 1940 and head baseball coach at the school (1930–1934, 1937–1944, 1946–1947). His 131 wins are the most in the Northern Illinois Huskies football program's history.

Evans died in San Diego, California in 1976 of a short illness. He and his wife, Venus had retired, there following his retirement as athletic director at Northern Illinois in 1968.[2]


  1. ^ The Blue Book of College Athletics. F. Turbyville. 1948. ISSN 0893-7737. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Daily Messenger, November 24, 1976, Canandaigua, New York