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UNCP Football Coach Pete Shinnick Pleased With Progress & Recruiting


UNC Pembroke head football coach Pete Shinnick (pictured with Chancellor Meadors) announced the addition of quarterback Matt Evans, of Saint Bonaventure in Venture, CA, as he joins over 90 other players who have committed to the Braves’ first recruiting class.

“Matt is a great addition to the team,” exclaimed Shinnick. “He will bring a winning attitude and great work ethic to the team.”

Shinnick and his staff, which will grow by two assistants at summer’s end, are still recruiting for this season and have begun recruiting for 2007.

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Shinnick and his staff, which will grow by two assistants at summer’s end, are still recruiting for this season and have begun recruiting for 2007.

“Even though I have played a role in the recruiting process, Coach Steve Carson and Shane Richardson are the ones who really deserve all the praise for doing such a wonderful of job putting together our first team,” Shinnick added. “They have gotten out to all the local high schools and have really hit the pavement running since coming on board in January. They both really believe in what we are doing here and what we are trying to accomplish at UNCP.”

Evans, a four-year letterman and all-state QB, directed the Seraphs to the state championship as a senior and was tabbed to the all-state and all-county teams. Evans, who is 6-0 and 195 pounds, also led St. Bonaventure to a #1 ranking in California and a #13 national ranking among high school teams.

“This is a great opportunity to build a program and to be a part of something special and news,” Evans commented. “I really liked how similar Chancellor Meadors and Brother Paul are. Both know the students by name and are involved on campus each day.”

Shinnick and his staff, which will grow by two assistants at summer’s end, are still recruiting for this season and have begun recruiting for 2007. They were also pleased with the success and turnout at the team’s on-campus tryout held in April which saw over 40 athletes compete and participate in running and agility drills.

Recruiting is not the only thing that is moving along at a quick pace. The Braves fund raising campaign, “The First and Ten Campaign”, is gaining steam and has brought in more money to the university in the last year than ever before.

For more information about joining the Braves inaugural team, please contact coach Shane Richardson, the Braves’ recruiting coordinator, at 910-775-4110.

For more information on the “First and Ten Campaign”, please contact the UNCP Advancement office at 910-521-6252.

–information released by University Relations


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Updated: Saturday, May 13, 2006
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