Michael J. Evans ’76
Year Inducted: 2005
Other Sports Played: Soccer
Michael Evans ’76 capped a brilliant lacrosse career by being named a second team All-American, a first team All-Ivy and first team All-New England selection his senior year. He also played in the prestigious North-South Game in 1976 after helping Brown to an eighth place national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Evans also was a starter at fullback on the Brown soccer team that advanced to the NCAA Semifinals in 1973 and 1975.
He is one of the only Brown players to ever play in the NCAA Playoffs in two sports in the same academic year. He is also one of only a few Brown student-athletes to play on two Ivy Championship teams in the same year, as the soccer team earned the Ivy Title in the fall of 1973 and the lacrosse team, earlier that year in the spring.
Upon receiving his degree from Brown in 1976, Evans was named an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Dartmouth. In 1980, Evans received an MPH from the University of Pittsburgh and from there went on to begin a ten-year career with the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club where he was both a player and head coach from 1980-1990.
From 1984-1986, Evans was President of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association for Health Administration. In 1985, Evans was named President and CEO of Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, PA, a position he held for the next 14 years. During that time he was also a Trustee for the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania from 1997-1999.
After leaving Highlands Hospital in 1999, he became CEO of St. Francis Health System in Pittsburgh before moving on to the Community Behavioral Healthcare Network of Pennsylvania in 2001 as the Executive Director. Meanwhile, Evans began a career in teaching at Seton Hall University where he was an Adjunct Faculty Member from 1998-2001.
In 2003, Evans was named President and CEO of Brownsville General Hospital in Brownsville, PA. Last year he returned to coaching as the head lacrosse coach at Greenburg Central Catholic High School.
Michael and his wife of 23 years, Marianne Kennedy, have three daughters, Genevieve (19), Caroline (17) and Emily (14).