Vice President & Director of Athletics
B.S., Methodist College; M.S.E., Brockport State University
Dave Eavenson, a graduate of Methodist College, took over as head coach of the Monarchs’ football program for the 2011 season. While embarking on just his second season as head coach, Eavenson has spent 12 seasons on the Monarch football staff.
Since returning to his alma mater, Eavenson has developed the Monarchs into one of the top offensive teams in the USA South Athletic Conference/Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In 2005, Methodist produced 2,000 yards rushing in a season for the third straight year, and the Monarchs set individual records for single season yards rushing, passing completions and passing yards.
Throughout Eavenson’s tenure, the Monarch offense has ranked consistently in the upper tier of the conference and during the 2003 season they spent much of the season ranked in the Top 15 in the nation in rushing offense.
Prior to returning to Methodist, Eavenson coached for four seasons at Brockport State, a NCAA Division III school. Eavenson served the Golden Eagles as the defensive backs coach and was the recruiting coordinator.
Eavenson was a student assistant coach at Methodist from 1993-1996, coaching wide receivers during that period. He received his bachelor’s degree from Methodist in 1996, and his master’s degree from Brockport State in 1999. Eavenson and his wife Jennifer have two children.