Kenton Evans | Quarterbacks
Alma Mater: Tennessee State, 2003
Office Phone: (828) 884-8128
OFFICE: (828) 884-8128
AT A GLANCE:
- Former Gatorade High School Prep Player of the Year for Tennessee
- 10,519 passing yards, 115 TDs for Westwood High School, good for 4th leading passer
- Began his college playing career at Memphis
- Transferred to Tennessee State throwing for 1,952 yards as a senior along with 19 TDs
- Free Agent Tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Played 8 years of professional football with the Arena Football League/AF2
- Primary recruiting area is Memphis, TN
- Secondary recruiting area is Atlanta, GA and DFW Metroplex
Season Team/School Position/Title
1996-1998 Memphis Quarterback
1999-2000 Tennessee State Quarterback
2001 Nashville Kats Quarterback
Memphis Xplorers Quarterback
2002 Tennessee Valley Vipers Quarterback
2003 Greensboro Prowlers Quarterback
2004 Macon Knights Quarterback
Birmingham Steeldogs Quarterback
2005-2006 South Georgia Wildcats Quarterback
2007 Texas Copperheads Quarterback
2007-2008 Cedar Grove HS, GA JV Offensive Coordinator
2008 Stockton Lightning Quarterback
2009 Towers HS Decatur, GA Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2010-2012 MLK HS Lithonia, GA Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2013 Valparaiso Quarterbacks Coach
2014 Georgia Prep Academy Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2015 MLK HS Lithonia GA Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2016 Westwood HS TN Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2017- Brevard College Quarterbacks Coach
A veteran signal caller of the indoor game, Quarterbacks Coach Kenton Evans joins Brevard College in 2017 after successful campaigns as Offensive Coordinator in the high school ranks in Tennessee and Georgia.
A highly productive high school quarterback himself, Evans still holds single-game records for Westwood High School in Memphis, TN with attempts (71), completions (45), yards (597) and touchdowns (nine) to go along with 3,055 passing yards in one season en route to a Tennessee Gatorade Prep Player of the Year award. Following his record breaking career at Westwood, he played collegiately for the Memphis Tigers, once earning Conference USA Co-Player of the Week during his three year stint.
Finishing his college playing career at Tennessee State, Kenton Evans still appears in the TSU Tigers record books. On two separate occasions during the 2000 season, Evans threw for four touchdowns in a game against Jackson State and Murray State where he also accounted for 451 passing yards good for 5th place all-time for a TSU quarterback in a single game. His exploits were good enough to earn a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers after his college playing days before being signed by then Nashville Kats General Manger, Eddie Khayat. This would set the course of Evans playing career within the annals of the indoor game where progressions were much faster due to the 50-yard field, and Kenton Evans responded by making a name for himself playing for several squads over the course of his pro career.
His most accomplished season was in 2004 when he quarterbacked the Birmingham Steeldogs with 25 touchdown passes, 1,125 passing yards, a completion percentage of 60.5 and passer rating of 115.57 and led them to a playoff bid in the ArenaCup Playoffs. Even as his playing career began to wind down with the Texas Copperheads, he still managed to throw for 14 touchdowns and 790 yards in eight games, but it was working as a JV Offensive Coordinator at Cedar Grove, GA in the Arena Football off-season that inspired him to start coaching.
By 2009, Evans had fully transitioned to a high school Offensive Coordinator along with mentoring the quarterbacks at Towers High School in Decatur, GA, helping the program earn its first state playoff bid in a decade. In his only year at Towers, the offense finished first in passing, fifth in scoring, sixth in total offense, and produced the top passer and top receiver in DeKalb County, GA. He would later go on to serve as OC/QB Coach at Martin Luther King, a 5A school in Lithonia, GA. His offense averaged nearly 400 yards, which was a catalyst for 34 wins during his tenure along with two 1,000 yard receivers.
Sandwiched between his time at MLK was his first experience in the college ranks at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Eventually, he returned to the high school ranks, and prior to arriving at Brevard College, Evans served at his alma mater, Westwood High School, as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach.
Kenton Evans graduated from Tennessee State in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.