Former San Diego Mesa Athletics Administrator Dave Evans inducted into NATYCAA Hall of Fame

Former San Diego Mesa Athletics Administrator Dave Evans inducted into NATYCAA Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The National Association of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) announced that longtime athletics administrators Dave Evans and Joe Tubb are the Association's 2020 Hall of Fame inductees.
 
Evans and Tubb were scheduled to be honored during NATYCAA's annual awards luncheon in Las Vegas, however, the 2020 NACDA & Affiliates Convention was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair of industry veterans will be honored in-person at the 2021 Convention in Orlando, Fla.
 
Dave Evans 
From 1997-2016, Evans served as Dean of the School of Physical Education, Health, Dance, and Athletics as well as athletics director at San Diego Mesa College, the second-largest community college in California, with 21 intercollegiate sports (11 women's and 10 men's). He served as the President of the California Community College Athletic Director's Association (CCCADA) in 2004-05, and 2008-09, served two years as the chair of the Competition Committee for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and served seven years on the Management Council for the CCCAA.
 
Evans was named CCCAA Athletics Director of the Year in 2007 and was recognized by NACDA as the 2007-08 Astro Turf Athletics Director of the Year Community College West Region Winner.
 
Evans began his professional career at his alma mater, Northwest Missouri State University, where he served as a physical education and health instructor and football coach for 10 years. From 1983-90, he taught physical education at Missouri Southern State College. In 1990, he moved to San Diego, Calif., and, from 1990-97, worked at San Diego City College as a professor of physical education and athletics director, prior to his tenure at San Diego Mesa College.
 
Evans, who served as NATYCAA President in 2008-09, was the 2017 recipient of the L. William Miller Award.
 
A native of Kansas City, Mo., Evans attended Oak Park High School and played tight end in the first state playoff in Missouri history. He attended Missouri Southern State College, where he played football and baseball. He played tight end, split-end, and outside linebacker on an undefeated NCAA National Championship team. He was elected into the Missouri State College Hall of Fame as a player in 1994.
 
Evans received his Master of Science in Education (physical education, health) from Northwest Missouri State University and his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Missouri Southern State University.
 
Joe Tubb
Serving as the director of athletics at South Plains College (SPC) for 33 years, Tubb was instrumental not only to the success of student-athletes in Levelland, Texas, but became a face and a voice for two-year colleges across the country serving as the President of the NJCAA. 
 
Beginning his career at the helm of the South Plains College athletics department in 1983, the Texan and Lady Texan basketball teams claimed a combined 15 Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championships and eight Region 5 tournament titles under Tubb's guidance.
 
South Plains captured 42 NJCAA national titles during Tubb's tenure, with the 2011-12 season being one of the most successful in program history. South Plains' athletes brought home national titles in the women's half-marathon, men's basketball and men's and women's outdoor track and field. The Texan basketball team became only the sixth team in history to complete an undefeated season en route to claiming the NJCAA national championship. They also won the basketball championship in 2008.
 
In addition to his duties leading the SPC athletics department, Tubb served a three-year term as President of the NJCAA where he was responsible for a myriad of duties including presiding over annual, executive, and special meetings for the nation's second-largest intercollegiate athletics association.  
 
Tubb also knows what it means to be a student-athlete at SPC. He played on the men's intercollegiate golf team under head coach Bill Powell as a student during the 1966-67 school year before transferring to West Texas A&M University. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in physical education and graduated as a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society in 1971. In 1981, Tubb earned a Master's degree in physical education from Sul Ross State University. 
 
Tubb has been an active member of NATYCAA since 1989 and sat on the NATYCAA Board since 2001. A two-time NACDA Athletics Director of the Year (2006, 2010), Tubb received the L. William Miller Award in 2012. This year, he is also part of the NACDA Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

About NATYCAA: Now in its 32nd year, NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletics administrators and membership open to all two-year institutions from throughout the country. NATYCAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 55th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com