by Philip Dowden
Evangel football head coach Chuck Hepola announced the 2020 Signing Class for the Crusaders on Wednesday.
Coming off a third consecutive Top 25 finish, the Crusaders ended the season 8-3 and ranked No. 20 in the final NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll. The 2020 class is made up again of talent from Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
“We have been in the hunt for a conference championship and a berth in the NAIA playoffs each of the last three seasons and that’s a credit to our culture, the core of our student-athletes, and our coaching staff,” said head coach Chuck Hepola who finished his fourth season at Evangel.
“We continue to not be satisfied and striving to make our return to the postseason,” Hepola added. “We believe that talent in this class can help complement our returning players and culture to make those moves.”
Evangel returns more than 85 percent of its defense and 75 percent of its offense, however, the coaching staff continued to add top-level talent on both sides of the ball.
Game times and dates for the 2020 season including Homecoming, Hall of Fame Game and Heart Game of the Week TV schedule will be announced at a later date.