July 17, 2007
ATHENS, Ohio -
Herb Evans, who worked closely with the Ohio football program filming games and practices for nearly two decades, passed away last week at the age of 80.
Griffith Herbert "Herb" Evans aided the Ohio football program for the last 19 seasons, a time period that saw him film 205 Bobcat games and countless practice sessions. He worked with five-different coaching staffs during that time, including Cleve Bryant's last two years and the first two seasons with current Bobcat Head Coach Frank Solich.
"We considered Herb as part of our team," Solich said. "He was a fixture here at Ohio University in terms of the number of games and practices he filmed. Not only was he a fun guy and good person to be around, but he was also very good at what he did. We appreciate what he was about for so many years here at Ohio University and how professionally he did his job."
Evans was also a charter member of the Green & White Club. He was recently honored for his service to the organization as he was bestowed the Jonesy Sams Award for lifetime achievement at the annual Green & White Club Senior Banquet this past June.
Born and raised in Athens, Evans was a 1944 graduate of Athens High School and attended Ohio University before enlisting in the United States Navy, where he served on the destroyer USS Dixie in World War II.
Evans worked with Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company for 37 years before he retired in 1988. In retirement, he operated a candle shop from his home in addition to his duties with the Bobcat football team.
Following a funeral service on Monday, July 16, at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens, Evans was laid to rest in West Union Street Cemetery where military services were conducted by Athens American Legion, Athens VFW and Albany VFW.
Evans is survived by his wife Sara, daughter Sallie and brother Gerald.