The award goes to a person who has a long track record of engagement with NSU Athletics, with involvement that is remarkable even as compared to other outstanding fans who back the Demons and Lady Demons.
Former football receiver Jack Serpas, a college teammate of Delaney’s, was the initial recipient in 2012, while former Demon baseball infielder Mike Wilburn was presented the award at the 2013 Legends Dinner.
Evans, his wife Kris and their young children are mainstays at Northwestern State home athletic events and are frequently in attendance for road games in various sports.
“From football games and volleyball matches to luncheons and special events, some of the most faithful fans at NSU athletic events have the last name of Evans,” said Adam Jonson, executive director of the Demons Unlimited Foundation and associate athletics director at NSU. “The support from John and his family has been instrumental in helping make possible numerous projects for NSU Athletics. We were proud to name him this year’s recipient of the Joe Delaney Distinguished Supporter Award.”
Last spring, the second floor hallway in the athletic fieldhouse, housing offices for football, baseball and track and field, was named “The Big John Evans Walk of Fame” with an array of displays highlighting the history of those Northwestern State sports decorating the walls.