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Willie R. Evans

Born on 12-1-1937. He was born in Buffalo, NY. He is accomplished in the area of Education.
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Willie R. Evans was born December 1, 1937 in Buffalo, NY. His is the son of James R and Anna York Evans. His wife is Roberta. Willie has six sisters and three brothers.

He attended School 17 from 1942-1951 where he played basketball and softball; ran track during 7th and 8th grade, was Captain of the basketball and softball teams and Class President of the 1951 graduating class. At Emerson High School he received Major Letter for X-Country, Basketball, Track and Football. At the University at Buffalo he played Freshmen Football, was leading rusher in 1957 and 1958 and received his Bachelor of Education in 1960. In 1988 he received his MS in Educational Administration. At UB he distinguished himself with collegiate stats and honors including: President of the PE Majors Club; Member of Lambert Cup Team; UB Most Outstanding Back; Most Outstanding WNY Athlete (WNY Sportswriters' Association); Chairman, Student Section of 22nd Annual Conference to the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Evans also has an impressive organizational background. He began his organizational activities with the Michigan Branch of the YMCA; Charter member of Humboldt Y's Men's Club; Member of the Humboldt YMCA Board of Managers, the Park side Community Association Board of Directors and others. Willie's professional career includes Basketball and Softball Coach in the Buffalo Public Schools District and later the Buffalo Public School's Director of Physical Education and the Harvard Cup Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class.

His professional organizations include the Buffalo Teachers Federation where he served in numerous capacities: the New York State Teacher's Association; the National Education Association; New York State United Teachers; Member of the American Federation of School Administrators and numerous others. He remains active in the UB Alumni Association where he has served in numerous capacities including: Vice President for Administration; Vice President for Athletics; and Executive Committee Member. Mr. Evans introduced a proposal to establish the UB Alumni Trophy for Most Outstanding Woman High School Athlete. The first trophy was presented to the Buffalo Board of Education in 1976. He has received numerous awards from the University at Buffalo including being inducted into the UB Athletic Hall of Fame; UB Distinguished Alumnus Award and others.

He was a member of the UB Foundation President's Associates; received the UB Community Leadership Medal and has assisted UB by serving on numerous University committees including UB Search Committee and numerous Standing Committees including the Hall of Fame Committee. Mr. Evans has been an outstanding UB Alumni and his oral history, at the request of President Robert Ketter was presented and preserved in the UB Archives in 1993. He is a member of the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church.