Speaker Committee

Evan Simon

Speaker Commitee Chair

Evan Simon is in his second stint as Davidson's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Simon was previously the head strength and conditioning coach with the Wildcats from 2004-2006. "It is great to be back at Davidson College," Simon said. "My wife and I could always see ourselves returning to this great area. I look forward to working with our student athletes and helping them grow and develop through a collaborative training plan with all areas of this great department." "We are thrilled to have Evan back in this key position on our staff," former Director of Athletics Jim Murphy said of Davidson's newest addition. "His familiarity with our operations and community will move him quickly along the learning curve." Simon was most recently the head football strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State, where he served with the Beavers since January 2015. Prior to OSU, Simon spent two years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin, helping the Badgers to New Year's Day appearances in both the Capital One and the Outback Bowl. Before Madison, Simon was the director of strength and conditioning at Utah State from August 2009-January 2013, and before that, served as an associate director for the strength and conditioning program at Utah, where he was part of a staff that went 13-0, defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and finished the season with a No. 2 national ranking, all following the 2008 season. A native of Lexington Park, Md., Simon is a 2002 graduate of Frostburg State (Md.) with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education, and earned his master's degree in 2004 from Kentucky in exercise physiology. He and his wife Linda have two daughters, Abbi and Robyn.