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APSU Football adds Sean Dawkins as running backs coach

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football head coach Will Healy has turned to a familiar face to lead his running back group, adding Sean Dawkins to his coaching staff for the 2017 season.

Dawkins replaces J.D. Sellers, who recently became head coach at Clarksville Academy – Dawkins was with Murray State last season in the same role.

Sean Dawkins joins Austin Peay Football coaching staff. (APSU Sports Information)

Sean Dawkins joins Austin Peay Football coaching staff. (APSU Sports Information)

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Over 250 compete in annual APSU Governors Golf Classic

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU Clarksville, TN – The annual APSU Governors Golf Classic had more than 250 area golfers flocked to Clarksville Country Club, Swan Lake Golf Course and the Links at Novadell on Friday.

For the second year in a row, three courses were needed for the four-man scramble that raises scholarship money for Austin Peay student-athletes. Afterward, participants were treated to a dinner, silent auction and music from local artist Mike Robinson at the Country Club.

At the Country Club—packed to capacity with 36 teams—the foursome of Jeff Truitt, Groovy Truitt, Jim Durrett and Mark Blaze scored a two-shot victory (47) over Michael Rye’s foursome (49). The Hal Matthews-Dennis Kolb-Doyle Robertson-Tyler Guy quartet (50) finished third.

Team Jeff Truitt, Groovy Truitt, Mark Blaze and Jim Durrett win Austin Peay Governors Golf Classic. (APSU)

Team Jeff Truitt, Groovy Truitt, Mark Blaze and Jim Durrett win Austin Peay Governors Golf Classic. (APSU)

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APSU Governors Football picked ninth in preseason poll at OVC Media Day

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University football was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.

Defending champion Jacksonville State was the top preseason choice for a third straight year, picking up 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 points total.

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football has first practice under head coach Will Healy

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – First-year head football coach Will Healy led his Austin Peay State University football players onto the turf at Governors Stadium for the first official spring practice, Monday afternoon, as the new headman observed each position group.

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Football’s Will Healy making headway as National Signing Day approaches

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – New Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy stated he and his staff were going to get it done in recruiting, when he was introduced at Governors Stadium on December 23rd, 2015, and with National Signing Day looming on February 3rd it looks like statement is coming to fruition.

Healy, who is the second youngest head coach in Division I at 30 years of age, has looked to make the most of the 33 days since making that statement with what seems like commitment additions to his probable first recruiting class every few day or so.

APSU Football head coach Will Healy. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU Football head coach Will Healy. (Austin Peay State University)

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Austin Peay State University fires Football head coach Kirby Cannon

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Athletics Director Ryan Ivey has announced that Kirby Cannon will not return as Governors head football coach for the 2016 season.

The announcement was made late Monday, nine days after Austin Peay concluded the 2015 season with an 0-11 record.

Austin Peay football head coach Kirby Cannon released. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay football head coach Kirby Cannon released. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football begins spring practice under new head coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – New APSU head coach Kirby Cannon took his football team to Governor’s Stadium for the first day of spring practice today, thus beginning another chapter in Austin Peay football. The weather was brisk, but the squad looked like they were excited to be on the field, as Cannon started laying the groundwork for what hopes to be a winning program.

APSU Head Coach Kirby Cannon first day of spring practice.

APSU Head Coach Kirby Cannon first day of spring practice.

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Austin Peay State University football to begin spring practice under new coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A week after being announced as Austin Peay State University’s new football coach, Kirby Cannon will get a chance to see his team on the mega-grass turf for the first time when spring practice begins, 3:30pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

Austin Peay Football.

Austin Peay Football.

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Austin Peay Governors Football hope Quanity equals Quality at Running Back with Ryan White gone

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – When you graduate the program’s second all-time leading rusher, the answers are not always easy. But in Austin Peay’s case it may be as much about quantity as it is quality.

That that’s the situation facing the Governors in 2012, replacing two-time 1,000-yard rusher Ryan White.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Nineteen student-athletes to participate in Summer Commencement ceremony

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Nineteen Austin Peay State University athletics alumni and current student-athletes are scheduled to participate in Summer Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

Six alumni were among the candidates to receive their master’s degrees during the ceremony. In addition 13 student-athletes will receive their bachelor’s degrees, including men’s basketball student-athlete Duran Roberson who will receive two degrees.

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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