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Austin Peay State University basketball alumnus Assane Diop signs deal with Japanese Squad

 

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APSU Men's Basketball Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University men’s basketball alumnus and member of the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship team, Assane Diop will continue his basketball career in familiar territory.

Austin Peay alumnus Assane Diop continues career with Gifu Seiryu Heroes of the Challenge Summer League. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay alumnus Assane Diop continues career with Gifu Seiryu Heroes of the Challenge Summer League. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay to introduce Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball’s 12th Head Coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics will hold an 11:00am, Thursday, press conference to introduce Matt Figger as the 12th head men’s basketball coach in program history.

Figger comes to Austin Peay on the heels of a whirlwind Final Four run as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under Frank Martin at South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the East Region champion, taking down Marquette, Duke, Baylor and Florida on the way to Phoenix.

“We are excited to welcome Coach Figger and his family to APSU,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “This is an exciting and unprecedented time for Governors basketball.”

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan salutes APSU’s Dave Loos

 

City of Clarksville honors retiring APSU coach

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan called on Clarksvillians to join her in honoring Coach Dave Loos, who retired Monday after 27 years as the men’s basketball coach at Austin Peay State University.

“Coach Loos gave his all to APSU over a long and successful career, and he was a great ambassador for the City of Clarksville,” Mayor McMillan said. “He was the undisputed Dean of Ohio Valley Conference coaches, and had great success on the court, with more than 500 victories. We wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Austin Peay Basketball Coach Dave Loos waves to students as he enters the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball Coach Dave Loos waves to students as he enters the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos officially retired, Monday

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An era of unprecedented success at Austin Peay came to a close this morning.

After 27 years on the sidelines, Dave Loos has called it a career as Austin Peay men’s basketball coach, bringing to an end a tenure marked by integrity, ingenuity and achievement.

“The takeaway for me today is how proud I am of the things we accomplished,” Loos said during Monday’s press conference. “The thing I’m celebrating is that we helped make a lot of young people better. We helped them better themselves in the classroom. The game-changer is a college degree, and that’s the thing we really emphasized—getting the diploma and growing as a person.”

Austin Peay Men's Basketball coach Dave Loos officially announces retirement during Monday press conference at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball coach Dave Loos officially announces retirement during Monday press conference at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Dave Loos’ legacy unparalleled in Govs history

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be holding a press conference March 6th at the Dunn Center – on the court that bears his name — to not only announce the retirement of long-time head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos, but to also celebrate one of the greatest legacy’s any coach at any Ohio Valley Conference institution.

For the last 27 years, Loos has patrolled the sidelines of basketball courts in the OVC accumulating an all-time conference best 421 victories, over 100 wins more than the prior all-time win’s leader Cal Luther – who finished with 319 victories in 1999.

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

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APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos announces retirement

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will hold an 11:00am, Monday, press conference to celebrate the career of Dave Loos, who will announce his retirement after 27 years as head men’s basketball coach—including 16 as athletics director.

‘The Dean of Ohio Valley Conference basketball coaches’, Loos walks away following a storied career which included a league-record 421 victories, five OVC Coach of the Year honors and nine total OVC titles, including four OVC Tournament wins.

Austin Peay Basketball head coach Dave Loos to retire. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball head coach Dave Loos to retire. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball’s Josh Robinson selected first-team All-OVC

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team junior guard Josh Robinson has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference via a vote of league coaches and sports information directors.

A St. Louis native, Robinson averaged 20.3 points per game—the first Governor since Drake Reed (2008-09) to average 20 per contest for an entire season—to finish third in the league.

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week John Murry

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior guard John Murry, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Murry won a trio of weekly awards—from the Ohio Valley Conference, College Sports Madness and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association—after averaging 28.5 ppg in a pair of crucial wins for the Govs last week. The Indianapolis native shot 46.0 percent (17-for-37) from the floor, 88.2 percent (15-for-17) at the free-throw line and 53.3 percent (8-for-15) from beyond the arc.

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APSU Basketball beats Southeast Missouri 88-79 in season finale

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team closed out the 2016-17 season strong in an 88-79 victory against Southeast Missouri that Austin Peay controlled for much of the contest.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball closes out season with strong performance at Southeast Missouri Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball closes out season with strong performance at Southeast Missouri Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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