Evan Philpott was introduced as the head men's soccer coach at Illinois College on April 3, 2019. A native of Jacksonville, Philpott has led the Jacksonville High School boys' soccer program since 2012.
Shortly after a four-year playing career at Eastern Illinois University, Philpott took over as the head coach at Jacksonville High School. In seven seasons with the Crimsons, Philpott won more than 100 matches, earned a Central State Eight title, won two regionals, and took the 2016 team to the state tournament where they finished fourth in Class 2A.
In his tenure, 54 members of the JHS program earned all-conference honors and he was the recipient of two IHSSCA Region 7 Coach of the Year awards. In 2019, Philpott was inducted into the Jacksonville High School Sports Hall of Fame. Additionally, he was named the IHSSCA Region 7 Person of the Year in 2018.
A 2011 graduated of Eastern Illinois, Philpott is currently pursuing a Master's of Sports Science degree in Coaching from the United States Sports Academy. He also holds a USC Advanced National Diploma, a U.S. Youth Soccer License, and has a USSF "D" License.