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Richard Evans

Class of 1978

Richard was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982. His citation is copied below:

When Clint Evans entered Washington College in the fall of 1974, little did he know that his association with the College would last for some 25 years. As an undergraduate, he was an outstanding goalie on teams that won 42 times and lost only 17. During those four years, those teams were chosen to play in the NCAA lacrosse tournament every year, reaching the finals on two occasions. The team representing the College in 1976 defeated Johns Hopkins University 13 to 11. Clint Evans had one of his most spectacular games in the net. This was the only time the Maroon and Black ever defeated the Bluejays in many years of competition. Clint’s outstanding play at the goalie position contributed to the success of these teams. Clint remembers well the game against Hobart College in 1977 for the NCAA Division III Championship. During his senior year he was one of the tri-captains of the team. He received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1978, and was a member of the Lambda Pi Delta fraternity.

In 1979, when Bryan Matthews took over the head men’s lacrosse coaching position, he asked Clint to come on board as the assistant lacrosse coach and handle the goalies. Since he first stepped on the field with the goalie candidates, Washington College has had no worries about “filling the nets” with capable personnel. Due to his outstanding knowledge of the position and his manner of training young goalies, Washington College has had four goalies selected for the All-American First Team and many selected to All-Conference positions. Clint has served under four different head coaches — Brian Matthews, Terry Corcoran, John Haus and JB Clark. Under Haus, Washington College won the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship. Aside from coaching the goalie candidates, Clint was also used to work with defensemen, to scout the opposing teams and to work with fundraising. Much of the success of the teams can be attributed to the contributions made by Clint Evans.

For 22 years, Clint has been the owner of the Fair Winds Gun Club, a commercial waterfowl and hunting business, and for 9 years has been the owner of the CB Mgt. Co, a property management business. As would be expected, his hobbies include hunting, fishing and crabbing.

Washington College is honored and proud to induct Richard Clint Evans into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 6th day of October, 2001.