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Instant Peay Play: APSU Athletic storylines to watch as school year nears

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As summer rounds the bend and heads into the final stretch, there are several early storylines for Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) athletic department to watch as the new school year nears.

Leading the list of storylines is there are still a few staff positions still vacant in the department, including athletic director and head softball coach among others.

The athletic director’s position could be filled very soon, with the university having held interviews with three prospective candidates for the job last week.

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Austin Peay State University’s Derek van der Merwe joins University of Arizona

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Since 2013, Derek van der Merwe, Austin Peay State University vice president for Advancement, Communication and Strategic Initiatives, has worked to strengthen the public perception of the University and to transform it into one of the South’s premier public institutions.

In that time, he has spearheaded the formation of Austin Peay’s 10-year strategic plan and overhauled the University’s athletic and academic brand identities.

APSU’s Derek van der Merwe named new assistant vice president and chief operating officer of athletics by the University of Arizona.

APSU’s Derek van der Merwe named new assistant vice president and chief operating officer of athletics by the University of Arizona.

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Former APSU coach Dave Loos enshrined in OVC Hall of Fame at annual league awards brunch

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Friday morning, June 1st, 2018, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Loos strode to the podium to accept yet another enshrinement, this time into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

“I hope I grew as a coach through the years,” Loos said. “You have coaches who win at all costs, and you have coaches who are transforming lives, not only coaching the X’s and O’s but mentoring student-athletes. I think that’s what’s going on in the OVC, and I appreciate that and I was proud to be a part of that and I would simply tell you to keep up the good work.”

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University’s Ryan Ivey takes job at Stephen F. Austin State University

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University director of athletics Ryan Ivey director of athletics at Austin Peay State University, developed a national reputation in his three years at APSU, thanks to several key hires and big winning seasons.

Several institutions took note of his impressive accomplishments, and earlier today, Ivey announced he will leave Austin Peay to become athletic director at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

Austin Peay Athletics Director Ryan Ivey resigns, accepts Stephen F. Austin post. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics Director Ryan Ivey resigns, accepts Stephen F. Austin post. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos selected for OVC Hall of Fame induction

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – Longtime Austin Peay State University men’s basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame and will be officially inducted at the annual OVC Honors Brunch, Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

The Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame was organized in 1977 with the intent of honoring the coaches, administrators, faculty and staff that have been associated with the OVC for at least five years and provided extensive and outstanding service to the Conference.

Former Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Figger finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBoston, MA – 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Matt Figger has been named a finalist for the 2018 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the nation’s top mid-major coach.

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball begins OVC Tournament run, Thursday

 

Austin Peay vs. SIU Edwardsville

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 8:30pm CT
Evansville, IN | Ford Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will begin the final sprint toward the ultimate goal—an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship—with an 8:30pm, Thursday, March 1st tip-off in the tournament quarterfinals at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball heads to Evansville Thursday to compete in the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball heads to Evansville Thursday to compete in the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball’s Matt Figger named OVC Coach of the Year

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger and the dynamic low-post duo of senior Averyl Ugba and freshman Terry Taylor are all new to the Ohio Valley Conference, but they have left an indelible impact on the league.

Tuesday, Figger was named OVC Coach of the Year, while Taylor earned Freshman of the Year honors. Taylor and Ugba, the graduate transfer from Grambling State, both were named First-Team All-OVC and to the All-Newcomer team via a vote of the league coaches and sports information directors.

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Staff from APSU’s The All State earn 10 awards at Southeast Journalism Conference

 

Austin Peay State University student newspaper "The All State"Clarksville, TN – The All State, student newspaper at Austin Peay State University, earned two first place awards in Best News Editorial Artist/Illustrator and On-site Op-ed Writing and eight additional awards from the annual Southeast Journalism Conference during on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

The All State staff show their 10 awards from the the annual Southeast Journalism Conference.

The All State staff show their 10 awards from the the annual Southeast Journalism Conference.

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APSU Basketball travels to Tennessee Tech, Thursday

 

Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 |  7:30pm CT
Cookeville, TN | Eblen Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – After a six-game homestand yielded a 5-1 mark, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball kicks off a four-game road trip with a 7:30pm, Thursday, January 11th, 2018 trip to Cookeville to take on Tennessee Tech.

The road has been unkind to Austin Peay thus far in the 2017-18 campaign, as the Govs seek their first road win on their sixth attempt.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball looks to get their first road win when it takes on Tennessee Tech Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball looks to get their first road win when it takes on Tennessee Tech Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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