Football: Everette Sands

Everette Sands

Running Backs
Alma Mater: The Citadel '93
Office Phone: (704) 637-4492

Everette Sands joined the Catawba College Football Staff in the summer of 2021. He came to Catawba from Coastal Carolina University. Sands will coach the running backs and serve as the Co-Offensive Coordinator and the Special Teams Coordinator.

Sands spent the 2019 season with the Chanticleers as an analyst working with the tight ends.  Before Coastal, he spent three years at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

In his first year with the Roadrunners, he helped guide the team to six wins and the program's first-ever bowl game, the 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl. His running backs, led by the potent one-two-punch of Jarveon Williams and Jalen Rhodes, combined to produce 2,104 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns, helping the offense set numerous school records in the process. Williams became the program's all-time leading rusher with 2,393 yards after piling up 900 on the ground, including four of his UTSA-best eight 100-yard games, and eight scores as a senior. Rhodes rushed for 827 and a school-record nine TDs in 2016, which was his sophomore campaign.

Sands has tutored 1,000-yard backs at four different schools, including a four-year stint at South Carolina under Steve Spurrier During Sands’ tenure with the Gamecocks from 2012-15, he mentored several future NFL RB’s in Marcus Lattimore, Mike Davis, Brandon Wilds and David Williams and recruited five ESPN Top 300 players to the program. He helped South Carolina to three bowls victories, back-to-back 11-win campaigns in 2012-13 and final rankings of No. 6 in 2013 and seventh in 2012.

Sands spent the 2011 campaign as the running backs coach at North Carolina State. He had prior served two stints at The Citadel, first from 1999-2000 and again from 2005-10. Between his stints at The Citadel, Sands coached the offensive backs at Ohio from 2001-04.

Sands got into the coaching profession at the high school level in 1995 when he was at Sea Island Academy in Johns Island, S.C. At that time, he was considered to be the youngest head coach in the history of South Carolina high school football.

His first college coaching position came at Elon from 1996-98. Sands also was an intern with the Carolina Panthers in 2000 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, assisting the running backs coach with both franchises. Then in 2019 he did an internship with the Cleveland Browns for mini-camp and the Green Bay Packers during pre-season camp.
Sands was a four-time All-Southern Conference running back at The Citadel. He ranks second in school history with 3,926 career rushing yards and 16 100-yard rushing games, third with 3,977 all-purpose yards and fourth with 34 touchdowns and 204 points. He garnered All-America accolades as a junior when he led The Citadel to a conference title and the school’s first and only 11-win season after rushing for 1,449 yards and 12 touchdowns. He served as a team captain in 1993 and was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

A native of Conway, S.C., Sands earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The Citadel in 1993.

Sands is married to Dr. Yvette Newton Sands and the couple has two sons, Everette III “Tre” (Junior at Vanderbilt) and Josiah (Freshman in HS), and one daughter, Sierra (Freshman at Spelman College).

Today's Events

Basketball (W) @ Coker, 5:30VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Coker (Postponed), 0-0 T


«January 2022»
January 2

Basketball (M) YOUNG HARRIS (Postponed) 2 p.m.

January 3


January 5

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 81-85

January 8

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 58-48

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 73-85

January 10

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 93-87

January 12

Basketball (W) CARSON-NEWMAN 78-83

Basketball (M) CARSON-NEWMAN 81-84

January 15

Basketball (W) NEWBERRY 80-44

Basketball (M) NEWBERRY 63-83

January 19

Basketball (W) @ Coker 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Coker (Postponed) 0-0

January 21

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1)

January 22

Swimming @ Chowan

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 2)

Basketball (W) LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Basketball (M) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

January 26

Basketball (W) LIMESTONE 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) LIMESTONE 8 p.m.

January 28

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

January 29

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4:30 p.m.


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