Coming out of Kinston High School in Kinston, NC, Phoenix was ranked in the top 50 of high school recruits by Super Prep Magazine and was regarded as one of the top lineman in the State of North Carolina. Upon graduation, Phoenix received a full athletic Scholarship to play football for East Carolina University, where he started as an Offensive Lineman protecting fellow teammate and former Jacksonville Jaquars QB David Garrard. Evans graduated from ECU in 2003 with a BS Degree in Business Education. He also attended graduate school at Liberty University where he earned in MA in Management Leadership and is currently finishing his second graduate degree in Business Administration.
In addition to his athletic career, Phoenix has been involved in coaching, teaching and advising. He coached High School Football, winning a State Championship in North Carolina and he most recently served as an Academic Advisor at Bryant & Stratton College, where he was responsible for assisting students with staying on track to complete their degree and advised many of their student athletes. Phoenix currently resides in Hampton, VA and has two daughters Talaysia age 17 and Brooklynne age 9 and a son Phoenix, Jr. age 2.