Evan Agona has 11 years of collegiate coaching experience and recently completed his first season as the Head Baseball Coach at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. During his first season the team went 36-20 and finished 2nd in the OCCAC, after winning only 12 games in the previous season. Throughout the season the team was ranked as high as 21st in the NJCAA national polls.
Agona was a four-year letter winner, and part of two North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship teams at The College of Wooster and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business economics in 2004. He earned a master’s degree in sport management from Slippery Rock (Pa.) University in 2008. Prior to college he attended Ursuline High School in Youngstown, where he was a two-year letter winner in both baseball and football. During his baseball career he twice earned honors as a 1st Team All-Steel Valley Conference player and was a captain of the 2000 State Championship team.
He began his coaching career at Thiel (Pa.) College where he served as an assistant coach from 2004-2007. He served the 2007-08 season as a junior college head coach at Mercyhurst-North East (Pa.) and was the head coach at Slippery Rock (Pa.) Area High School in 2009. Throughout his coaching career, Agona has coached numerous players that received recognition for their successes including; 41 all-conference selections, 11 all-region selections, 1 All-American selection, and 2 player that has moved on to play professionally. During each of his three stops at the collegiate level, the program has set numerous school records including single-season wins at all three.
In addition to his role on campus, Coach Agona he has spent time worked numerous camps across the region and has run a series of camps very successful showcase camps for the last four years. Additionally, he has spent time previously during the off-season as an AAU coach in Columbus, Ohio and was also selected to coach the Great Lakes Regional Team for Keystone State Games in 2008.
Agona currently resides in Canton, with his wife Mary Kate and their daughter Aubree.