Topic: Joni Johnson
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 – Statement from Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison regarding the coronavirus response as of noon, Thursday:
“We recognize the concerns regarding the coronavirus and are closely monitoring the situation along with our campus partners, university experts, the Ohio Valley Conference and the NCAA. We have begun enacting policies and procedures to handle the current situation as it stands and are preparing for any escalation.
APSU moves Seth Billings to associate head athletic trainer, Nate Maresh and Makenzi Alsip added to training department
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Seth Billings, who has served as an Austin Peay State University athletic trainer since 2007, has been named associate head athletic trainer.
Austin Peay inducts Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson into APSU Hall of Fame
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, were inducted into to the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.
In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also was inducted through the University’s new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago. Loren McCamey Schanding, granddaughter of the late Lorentzson, who died in 1971, accepted the award for the family.
Dr. Beazley has helped APSU athletics enjoy a “Wonderful Life”
Clarksville, TN – Former APSU athletic trainer Chuck Kimmel likes to compare Dr. Cooper Beazley to George Bailey, the selfless central figure of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the Austin Peay training room, to Bedford Falls, the fictional home of Bailey.
Kimmel wonders what APSU athletics medical care, what the APSU athletic training room would be like today if not for the longtime orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into APSU Athletic Hall of Fame
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, have been named to 2013 APSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also will be inducted into the APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame through the new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago.
APSU Sports: Men’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Anthony Campbell smiled. No, he beamed.
When it was mentioned how important Thursday night was, he couldn’t help but smile, partially out of relief. It had been eight months since Campbell tore both the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee during a December 8th practice, with surgery last December 28th. Thursday night was the so-called day of reckoning-it was the culmination of eight months of arduous-and sometimes painful-rehabilitation.
Thursday night was when Campbell was given “medical clearance to resume basketball activities” by team physician, Dr. Cooper Beazley, who performed the surgery back on December 28th. Back in May, Campbell was informed he had received a medical redshirt for the 2010-11 season and will be a junior athletically this season.
APSU Men’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay will unveil a new starting lineup 7:30pm, Saturday, against Fontbonne.
It certainly is not what head coach Dave Loos had in mind, but those plans changed Wednesday when Preseason All-OVC forward Anthony Campbell, while working in a non-contact drill, crumpled to the court. Trainer Joni Johnson, when she arrived at Campbell’s side, almost knew immediately the news was not good. Tests and an MRI revealed Campbell had torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. His season is finished.
November 20th, 2010 • Noon. CST Richmond, KY • Roy Kidd Stadium (20,000)
Clarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 1-2 record against Eastern Kentucky, including last season’s 26-22 victory in Clarksville to snap a 22-game losing streak in the series.
Austin Peay enters the contest on a seven-game losing streak. The seven-game losing streak matches the one that occured in 2008. An eight-game losing streak would match the longest APSU has endured since the 2004 season.
The 35 points versus Murray State were the Governors second most of 2010.
APSU Men’s Football
Clarksville, TN – Trent Caffee, Austin Peay State University’s senior quarterback who suffered neck and head injuries in Saturday’s contest against Murray State, has been discharged from St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
“Trent has shown daily progress,” APSU head athletic trainer Joni Johnson said. “With the type of neck injury he sustained and a concussion, he has been placed in position where the road to recovery is not insurmountable. With his work ethic he should return to normal activities. It will take time.” «Read the rest of this article»
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