Shane Evans: from Cabrini to Seattle Sounders

By Howard Blake III
January 25, 2015

Shane Evans
Shane Evans

At Cabrini students are constantly reminded of the school’s slogan to “Do Something Extraordinary.” Shane Evans, 2008 graduate, is a living testament to that. Evans is the Director of Digital Media for the website of the MLS Seattle Sounders, His job is to make sure that all of their social media accounts along with their official website is up to date.

Evans began his journey to sports media here at Cabrini as one of Loquitur’s very own. Evans was the Loquitur’s web editor and has always been a huge sports fan, making his decision to go into the sports field a “no-brainer.” Hungry for an internship opportunity, he contacted Dave Spadaro, the Philadelphia Eagles media guru. After several years of repeatedly reaching out to Spadaro and the Eagles, he was finally answered and offered on a tour of the stadium with Spadaro himself.

Evans was then offered an internship on the spot during the tour and made the most of it. He began writing for the Eagles official website, which was fairly new at the time.

After the Eagles internship and writing for for four years, he then stumbled upon a multimedia job that combined the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders. Without knowledge of what expect and without him knowing a soul in Seattle he still traveled all the way from Pennsylvania to start his career.

However, his boss decided to fully take on the Seattle Seahawks media content, which left Evans to stay solely with the Sounders.

“We shared a front office with the Seahawks,” Evans said. “At that point my boss was the director of digital media for both clubs. He stayed with the Seahawks and I just stayed with the Sounders.”

After a few months of working strictly with the Sounders, Evans was promoted to the director of digital media and has had the job ever since. Now, living with his college girlfriend, Evans enjoys his job and the city of Seattle. As an inspiration for rising communication majors, Evans has truly done something extraordinary.

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