Kelly Evans '10 joined the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2014 and was promoted to first assistant in July 2015. Evans enters her fourth season with the Black and White in 2017-18.
Evans works with the varsity fours, who won the Eastern Sprints in 2016 and coming in fourth at the Ivy League Championships. In 2017, the varsity four A boat was second at Easterns and fifth at the Ivy meet.
Evans, who earned a bachelor of arts in neurobiology with a secondary field in linguistics from Harvard in 2010, returns to Cambridge after spending four years as the associate head coach at Noble and Greenough School. Also serving as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher, Evans coached the girls' first and second varsity boats in 2014 after previously coaching the third and fourth boats.
While at Harvard, Evans coxed the men's heavyweight varsity eight to gold at Eastern Sprints and won the Ladies Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta as a senior. In 2009, she coxed the second and third varsity crews, winning the club eight event at the Head of the Charles Regatta and earning silver at the Eastern Sprints – her second-straight second-place finish.
Evans used her summers from 2007-09 working with Pleasant Bay Community Rowing, coaching learn-to-row programs for high school and masters rowers.