Norfolk State makes Evans full-time head coach

Updated: February 1, 2008, 12:00 PM ET
Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Anthony Evans was promoted to head coach at Norfolk State on Friday after guiding the basketball team to a 9-9 record this season.

Evans had been the interim coach. He agreed to a three-year contract through the 2010-11 season, athletic director Marty Miller said.

The Spartans are 5-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference this season.

Before the 2007-08 season, Evans was a Norfolk State assistant for four seasons. The 37-year-old New Yorker formerly was the head coach at Delhi (SUNY) in Delhi, N.Y., from 2001-03.

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