Evan Marcus Named Head Strength Coach
Jan. 17, 2003
Charlottesville, Va. – University of Virginia Director of Athletics Craig Littlepage announced Friday the hiring of Evan Marcus as head strength coach and director of the McCue Center weight room. Marcus replaces Tony Decker who resigned prior to the 2002 football season.
Marcus comes to UVa following three seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. While with the Saints he assisted the head strength coach in all phases of physical development including strength, conditioning, flexibility, nutrition, agility and speed improvement.
He has also had assistant strength and conditioning coaching stints at several universities during his professional career including Louisville (1998-2000), Texas (1995-98), Maryland (1994), Rutgers (1993-94) and Arizona State (1991-92).
“We are fortunate to have someone like Evan Marcus join the staff,” Littlepage said in making the announcement. “He has an extensive background in college athletics and professional football strength training. He is well regarded in the field and will give us the added edge to move our strength and conditioning program forward.”
The 35-year old Marcus is a 1990 graduate of Ithaca College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in exercise science. He earned three letters in football and was a starter at offensive tackle on the Bombers’ 1988 NCAA Division III National Championship team. Marcus earned second-team All-America honors by Football Gazette and was the Michael S. Bond Scholarship Winner for football dedication in 1989. He earned a master’s degree in higher education from Arizona State in 1992.