North Montgomery boys basketball coach Andrew Evertts resigns after one season
May 7, 2019
LINDEN — North Montgomery boys basketball coach Andrew Evertts resigned on Monday after one season of guiding the Chargers.
Evertts came from Mississinewa to North Montgomery last summer and was 5-18 this past season.
“It’s best for my family that I need to pursue something else,” Evertts told the Journal Review Monday evening. “We (Wife Susan and I) took a lot of time this weekend, and I had hoped it would work out.”
Evertts and his wife, Susan, welcomed their first child, Jack, into the world last summer. Evertts in-part took the job at North Montgomery, moving to Crawfordsville to be in a common ground between his hometown of Angola, and Susan’s hometown of Salem. With the cost of raising a family and plans to have more children in the future, Evertts feels like the time is now to seek a career outside of teaching and coaching.
Though, he has no regrets coming to North Montgomery.
“I had an awesome time, and no regrets coming here,” he said. “My wife loves it here and wants to stay and coach. North has treated us so well, I just feel so bad. We have awesome kids and I had a blast with them last year.”
Susan teaches art at the middle school and high school.
Evertts is unsure what his next career move will be, but wanted to give North Montgomery the best opportunity to find a replacement.
“I wanted to do it now for them to get someone in,” he said. “I can’t say enough good things about North Montgomery. If you’re committed to the education lifestyle it’s a great place to work.”
The search will quickly begin for North Montgomery athletic director Matt Merica to find Evertt’s replacement. The new coach will be the Chargers third coach in four years. North Montgomery has not had a winning season since Joel Grindle guided them to a 15-8 record in his last year in 2015-16, and the Chargers have not won a sectional title since 2009.
Evertts overall coaching record stands at 67-95 in seven seasons, including stops at Medora, Mississinewa, and North Montgomery.