Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Evan Lavery

Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Evan Lavery

Evan Lavery is in his second season as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Rock Valley College.  Lavery's duties with the Golden Eagles include running the defense, player development, strength and conditioning, game preparation and recruiting.

In his first season at RVC, Lavery assisted the Golden Eagles to the NJCAA DIII National Championship.  In charge of team defense and nearly all scouts and game preparation, Lavery's defense was ranked #13 in the country in defensive FG% (40.2) and 14th in the nation in defensive 3PT% (29.7%).  In the national tournament semi-final game vs. defending national champion Brookdale CC, NJ (30-1), RVC held the Jersey Blues to a dismal 31.1%.  In the National Championship game, Rock Valley College held Caldwell Tech, NC (29-6) to 22-65 from the field for a chilly 33.8%.

Lavery joined RVC following a one-year stint as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at NCAA Division III Rockford University (IL).  While at RU, Lavery was instrumental in the development of 2nd Team All Northern Athletic Conference guard Scott Suchy.  In addition, Lavery was in charge of monitoring academics, on-campus visits, and assisted in recruiting.

Lavery and Rock Valley College Head Coach Craig Doty are far from strangers.  Four years ago Lavery joined forces with Midwest Elite Basketball, one of the largest basketball camp organization in the country, which is co-owned by Doty and Montana State University-Billings Assistant Coach Brad Schmit.  Doty had this to say about Lavery:

"I couldn't be more excited to have Coach Evan Lavery on my staff at Rock Valley College.  Evan is ambitious, a tireless worker, and has a love and understanding for junior college basketball.  He is a tremendous asset to our program."

Lavery played two years at NJCAA Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois where he was a two-year starter and captain. In his sophomore season, he helped lead the Kougars to a 6th place finish at the 2010 NJCAA DII National Tournament. Lavery went on to finish his playing career at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Lavery graduated from Lake Central High School in 2007. In his prep career, he was named an all-area selection by both the Northwest Indiana Times and the Post-Tribune.

Lavery graduated from Kishwaukee College in 2010 with an Associate of Science degree. He graduated from Central Methodist University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a concentration in mathematics. He is set to finish his Master's Degree in Organizational Management from Fort Hays State University this spring.