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I want to welcome the parents and students to Evangel University. EU is a great place to get a well-rounded education while learning to grow closer to God. I am thankful to be able to teach and coach at such a great University.
Title: Assistant Professor of Recreation, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Office: Athletic Dept.
Professional Information: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Master of Science in Education NACDA USSA Degree in Sports Management
Job Responsibilities: I teach the Recreation courses in The Kinesiology Department. I am the Assistant Coach of Women's basketball.
Org Memberships: AAHPERD
Courses Taught: RESM 337, PHED 327, Student Teacher Evaluation for Kinesiology, Theo 350-Global Connections Kinesiology Coordinator.
Started Work: 1996
Favorite Thing About Work: I enjoy the christian fellowship that we have with one another. I also enjoy working on a one on one basis with young people. I love every aspect of teaching and coaching and I am grateful that God chose me to help young person learn life skills through academics and athletics.
Was an Evangel Student: yes, I graduated from Evangel University
Favorite Memory as a Student: My favorite memory as a student was my basketball team was 9th in the nation my sophomore year in 1979-1980 season.
Originally From: Sanford, MI
Personal Information: I am married to Coach Leon Neal and we enjoy coaching women's basketball together. Our daughter NaTasha was a 4 time NAIA All-American basketball player from 2001-2005 here at Evangel University. She helped to lead our Women's Basketball Program to it's second NAIA D-II Final Four. NaTasha is married to Anthony Moore and they have 3 sons, Marcus, Titus, and Malachi. They live in Washington DC for a few years as Anthony finishes his internship. Anthony will walk the line at SWBTS to recieve his Phd in May, 2014. Coach Neal and NaTasha both had their Jersey's #44 retired Feb. 6, 2010
Other: National Tournament Appearances 1985-86 NCCAA I, Champion 1993-94 NAIA II, 2nd round 1995-96 NAIA II, Final Four 2000-01 NAIA II, 1st round 2001-02 NAIA II, 2nd round 2002-03 NAIA II, Quarterfinals 2003-04 NAIA II, Quarterfinals 2004-05 NAIA II, Final Four 2008-09 NAIA I, First Round 2009-2010 NAIA I, First Round 2010-2011 NAIA I, First Round HAAC Tournament Championships and Conference Champions (NAIA II Conference) 1993-94 1994-95 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 NAIA D-I Conference Champions 2008-09 2010-11 NAIA D-II All Tournament Team – Katarzyna Dydek 1993-94 2nd team , 1195-96 1st team. NaTasha Neal 2002-03 – 1st team, 2003-04- 2nd team and 2004-05- 1st team. HAAC Player of the year honors - NAIA D-II – 6 years 1996, 2001, 2002, 2004,2005, 2009 NAIA D-I – 1 year 2010-11 HAAC NAIA D-II All Conference honors 1995-2007 37 athletes and NAIA D-I 2008- 2012 – 20 athletes Coach Neal has coached 10 NAIA All-Americans and 26 NAIA Scholar All-Americans 1991-2012. NAIA D-II Scholar – Team Honors 2006-2007 with a team gpa of 3.5 NAIA D-I Scholar Team Honors 2008-2009 with a team gpa of 3.7 NAIA D-1 Scholar Team Honors – 2009-2010 with a team gpa of 3.4 NAIA D-1 Scholar Team Honors – 2010-2011 with a team gpa of 3.3 NAIA D-1 Scholar Team Honors – 2011-2012 with a team gpa of 3.0 NAIA D-1 Scholar Team Honors – 2012-2013 with a team gpa of 3.2 Coach Leon Neal – head Coach since 1994 – has 7 HAAC Coach of the year Honors