Football - Fri, Jan. 4, 2013
Georgetown College football coach Bill Cronin recently announced that former Tiger standout and recent NAIA Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Eviston will be joining his staff as the new offensive coordinator.
Of course, if anyone might know the system as well if not better than former offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Criag Mullins, it might be his star pupil in Eviston.
Eviston was three-time NAIA Player of the Year as he guided the Tigers to three straight national title games, winning two of them. He holds school records as all-time leader in passing yards (9,282), career completion percentage (60.9), touchdown passes (83) and touchdowns responsible for (132).
"I'm excited to have Eddie back at Georgetown College where he belongs," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "We have stayed connected through the years, and I have seen up close his abilities on the field as a coach. He took over the head coaching job at Newport Central Catholic three years ago and has led them to two state titles. It was not hard to figure that he would be the right fit for our program when Craig accepted another position.
"His reputation, his abilities and his coaching record speaks for itself."
Eviston will come in to coach one of the NAIA's leading quarterbacks in Neal Pawsat along with a solid offense that has put up eye-popping, nation-leading statistics for the past two seasons.
Pawsat, a junior-to-be, was ranked nationally in five categories – third in passing yards per game (291), fifth in total total offense (3,246), fifth in total offensive yards per game (295.1), sixth in total passing (3,201) and eighth in pass efficiency (150.6).
"I don't think I've ever had a clear path or a vision of what I wanted to do in coaching," said Eviston to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Things have just kind of popped up. That happened with the opportunity to become head coach at NewCath and it happened now at Georgetown."
The Tigers were 50-4 with Eviston under center. The offense averaged 48.6 points per game in those four seasons. Only one game of those 54 did the Tigers manage only to score once, the next lowest offensive production was a 20-0 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State in the 2000 national championship game. GC only scored in the 20s five times during Eviston's tenure, 12 times in the 30s with nine games of 60 or more points.