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Evans resigns at Skyline

I just got word that Skyline High football coach Kevin Evans resigned. The school is seeking an immediate replacement.

Evans said he informed the school after its Week 9 loss to Oakland Tech. The Titans finished 1-9 this season and in fifth place at 1-4 in the Oakland Athletic League. It marked the first time since the OAL expanded its playoffs to four teams in 1989 that Skyline had not made the playoffs.

Evans has been the head coach for the past five years and on the coaching staff for the past 18. He also played football at the school the three years prior.

“I’ve been around the school for the last 21 years of my life,” Evans said. “Obviously it’s going to be hard to walk away. I think the kids need a change, somebody to bring new energy.”

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.

  • dgreen75

    Coach Evans is a really good dude and I am sure he will land another job somewhere that will be a perfect fit for him.

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    I agree. He said he’ll definitely be coaching somewhere next year, he just doesn’t know where yet.

  • dgreen75

    Well I know Albany is looking for a Defensive Coordinator so maybe he will hear about it and try to get on over there. Plus it ain’t easy to step in and try to feel the shoes of Coach Beam who was there for so many years and won so many championships, so he did what he could with the time he had. Once Beam left and went to Laney, things on the hill really changed, but it happens to almost everybody, that time of rebuilding! tha’s what I’m trying to do over at Emery!

  • JB

    The toughest time i coached against during my young term as a head coach.