Topic: APSU Director of Athletics
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced Thursday a reorganization of his executive staff, with eight staff members gaining new responsibilities and a new hire to lead the department’s growing relationship with ESPN+.
“The organizational restructuring allows us to maximize our opportunities to not only grow our department but also grow these great leaders professionally,” said Harrison. “The addition of Joni, Chris, and Cody to our executive staff further demonstrates our commitment to the student-athlete experience by including individuals who work daily with our most treasured constituents – Governors student-athletes.
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team will return to Rocky Top as part of its 2023 schedule, the athletics department announced Wednesday, January 27th, 2021.
Austin Peay State University’s 2021 home opener will see it host Morehead State in a September 18th contest.
Nashville, TN – On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, representatives from the Nashville Predators and Montgomery County broke ground on the Montgomery County Multi-Purpose Event Center in Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.
“We began this project more than seven years ago, and to see it all come to fruition today in Clarksville is a testament to the passion and persistence of Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett,” Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. “I’ve never worked with anyone who loves their community more than Jim Durrett, and this project symbolizes his desire to leave a lasting legacy for all of us to enjoy for decades.”
Austin Peay State University to hold introductory Press Conference, Monday
Clarksville, TN – Innovative and energetic are two words Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison used to describe his hiring of Scotty Walden as the university’s 21st head football coach.
Austin Peay State University’s Lisa Varytimidis tabbed for role on the Division I Women’s Soccer Committee
Indianapolis, IN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Varytimidis has been named to the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee, effective immediately with a term running until 2024.
Minneapolis, MN – Out of 352 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I universities, Austin Peay State University athletics ranked third overall with a grade of 77.8 percent and were 1 of 18 universities to receive an “A” grade on the 2019-20 Women in College Coaching Report Card (WCCRC) presented by The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.
Austin Peay State University offers nine women’s sports, and seven of those teams are coached by women: Valerie Brown (Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field and Outdoor Track & Field), Jessica Combs (Women’s Golf), Naomi Kolarova (Women’s Soccer), Taylor Mott (Volleyball and Beach Volleyball), and Kassie Stanfill (Softball).
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football has added a third game – completing the fall portion of its 2020-21 schedule – with the Governors traveling northeast for a September 12th contest at Pittsburgh.
It will be only the second time the Governors football team has traveled to Pennsylvania and its first-ever meeting against Pittsburgh.
Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison: Together Above All, Excellence Through All
Clarksville, TN – Stacheville,
I hope this correspondence finds you well and excited about the 2020-2021 academic year. We all recognize that 2020 has been a challenging time. The calendar has been littered with severe weather events, social justice unrest, a political campaign and of course the coronavirus.
While these issues and others have tempered our normal excitement that usually comes with August and the start of school, I encourage you to take a deep breath, restart and remember the many great things we have to look forward to at Austin Peay State University (APSU).
Brentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Board of Presidents has announced fall competition and championships in the sports of football, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will be postponed due to the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
The decision also includes the fall competitive schedules for men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis as well as the non-traditional competition seasons for baseball and softball.
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