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 sixth season with the Black and White in 2019-20.
For the past three seasons, Evans has assisted Liz O'Leary, The Friends of Radcliffe Rowing Head Coach for Women's Heavyweight Crew, with the 1V and 2V.
Evans, who earned a bachelor of arts in neurobiology with a secondary field in linguistics from Harvard in 2010, returned 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 Open 4+ to a gold medal at the 2008 IRA National Championships, a season after coxing the Second Freshman Eight to gold at Eastern Sprints.
Before coaching rowing, Evans, who obtained her master's degree from Harvard in 2018, spent many summers coaching sailing at Chatham Yacht Cub on Pleasant Bay in Chatham, Mass. She also worked for Pleasant Bay Community Rowing, coaching learn-to-row programs for high school and masters rowers on Long Pond in Harwich, Mass.