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Austin Peay Governors Basketball assistant coach Scott Combs named finalist for job at NAIA Martin Methodist


Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Longtime Austin Peay men’s basketball assistant Scott Combs has emerged as a finalist to become the next head coach at Martin Methodist College, a source close to the hiring process confirmed to Clarksville Sports Network.

Combs, who has spent the last 13 seasons as an assistant under APSU Governors head coach Dave Loos, is one of two finalists for the vacant position at the NAIA school in Pulaski, Tennessee.

The position became open early last month when MMC head coach Andy Sharpe resigned to take a position at NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas.

According to the source, Combs was initially one of eight targets selected from 90-plus applications before being interviewed as one of the four finalists for the position.

After the interview, Combs has now emerged as one of the school’s two finalists with no further interviews expected.

After a three-year playing career with the Govs from 1996-1999, Combs joined the Govs coaching staff as an administrative assistant before becoming a full-time assistant in 2000.

APSU Men's Basketball assistant coach Scott Combs

APSU Men's Basketball assistant coach Scott Combs

According to his bio page on the school’s official athletics page, Combs currently serves as APSU’s recruiting coordinator and also helps with the program’s daily operations.

Combs also serves as the director of the Dave Loos Basketball Camps.

Calls to Combs for comment were not immediately returned.

During his 13 seasons as an assistant, Combs has been a part of four regular season Ohio Valley Conference championships and a pair of OVC Tournament championships.

After being named the preseason favorites to win the conference title, the Govs struggled in 2011-2012, finishing a disappointing 12-20 and bowing out in the first round of the OVC Tournament to Jacksonville State.

A decision at MMC is likely to be announced within the next few weeks.

About Wade Neely

    Wade Neely comes to Clarksville after beginning his sports media career in March 2010 as the Sports Director at WKSR AM-FM in Pulaski, Tenn. During his time at WKSR, Neely created, produced and hosted “The Wade Neely Morning Show”, Pulaski’s only live and local wakeup program on WKSR-AM. Neely also served as the “Voice of the Bobcats”, providing play-by-play for all Giles County football, basketball and select baseball contests.

    Neely also served as Director of Broadcasting at Martin Methodist College beginning in January 2011, providing play-by-play for all RedHawks home contests as well as the team’s trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.

    Originally from Pulaski, Neely earned his B.S. in Electronic Media Communication from Middle Tennessee State University’s famed College of Mass Communications. Neely also minored in Economics during undergraduate career.

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