Westmoore’s Will Evans: OKC Area Wrestling Coach Spotlight Presented By Oklahoma Educator Credit Union

By Derrick Smith

Coaching at the high school level can be a very rewarding thing – influencing and impacting the lives of student athletes, while also enjoying being in the sports you love. Will Evans, who is the wrestling coach at Westmoore High School, has been coaching for a couple of decades and says that he enjoys hearing from his former athletes.

“Looking back at twenty plus years of coaching, I have had the great opportunity to coach some really good teams, some great individuals, and I have been able to coach alongside some really good people,” Evans recalled. “I think my highlights occur when I get a random text or phone calls from former wrestlers and they say that some of the best times of their life were in wrestling.”

Evans is in his third year leading the Jaguar’s wrestling team. A wrestler at Bristow High School, Will has a lot of experience to share with his team. He was a four time State qualifier, three time State placer, two time State finalist and he won one State Championship. He also was a member of the All-State wrestling team.

There have been many coaches that have influenced Evans’ coaching career and helped him become the coach and person he is today.

“I have been very fortunate to have been around some great coaches,” he stated. “My elementary wrestling coaches Robert Leach and Jeff Pulliam introduced me to the sport. My Junior High and High School coaches Floyd Robinson and Tom Trigalet at Bristow were fantastic coaches. I was also very involved in Ernie Jones’ Freestyle Program at Tulsa Webster High School. In college I wrestled for David James and Todd Steidly at the University of Central Oklahoma. All of these coaches brought a different approach to motivation, technique, preparation, etc.”

During his years coaching, Evans has had the opportunity to be around and coach against some great coaches that have also impacted him and his coaching.