Less than a week after losing to Notre Dame in South Bend, the Dons have hired a familiar face. Jesse Evans stepped down today and will take a leave of absence for the remainder of the season. His last game was Saturday at the Joyce Center.
Hall of Fame coach Eddie Sutton will take over the helm as interim coach. Sutton has 798 career D1 wins from his days at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and most notably Oklahoma State. He retired after a drunken driving accident and has consistently struggled with alcoholism.
Combined with his wins in high school and at the University of Southern Idaho, Sutton boasts over 1,000 career victories. Best of luck to him and the Dons as they look towards the future.