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Head Coach Evan Orth

Jacksonville, Florida

Evan was raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he played football at Fletcher High School under former Florida Gator offensive lineman Josh Corey.
Evan’s record as the starting quarterback was 23-5 in 2 seasons and reached the state semifinals in 2011 as well as back-to-back regional finals in 2012. He became the All-Time passing leader in all categories for season and career as well as leading his team to the most wins during his tenure than any other in Fletcher’s 75-year history.

In 2014, Evan redshirted his freshman season at UAB under Head Coach Bill Clark and OC/QB Coach, Bryant Vincent. Vincent coached the Blazers to their best offensive season in program history which resulted in 21 school records and winning the program’s first Conference USA title. Soon after, Evan transferred to South Alabama due to the termination of the football program.
Evan graduated from the University of South Alabama, where he was the starting quarterback under Head Coach Steve Campbell. Campbell was previously the Head Coach at Central Arkansas where he was named Southland Coach of the Year. During Evan’s senior year in 2018, he had a 65% completion percentage and threw for 1,800 passing yards with 11 touchdowns… Rushed for 173 yards and 1 touchdown.

Career Highlights 

  • Voted as a Team Captain in 2018

  • Single game passing record: 360 passing yards & 3 touchdowns vs. Memphis Tigers who were rated 9th best secondary in country at the time.

  • Against in state rival, the Troy Trojans, he threw for 275 yards and 2

  • Threw 30-yard TD pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys

  • Career long 76-yard TD pass vs Coastal Carolina

  • Career long 59-yard run vs LA Tech on 4th and 2. Longest 4th down run in college football the past 3 years.

  • Against the #1 defense in the Sun Belt, he threw for 225 yards with a completion percentage of 61% vs Appalachian State

  • Winner of the Mayer Mitchell Quarterback Endowment Award

  • #1 passing completion percentage for a career in school history: 65%

  • Two time All-Conference 2 weeks in a row vs Texas State and Memphis

  • Led the Sun Belt quarterbacks with a deep ball passer rating of 107.6%

  • Nominated in the Top 5 group of 5 quarterbacks by SEC Analyst, Greg McElroy

  • 56-yard run to the 4-yard line against the Idaho Vandals in 2017

  • Threw for close to 2,000 passing yards in senior year