Topic: NCAA Division II
Clarksville, TN – The Mark Hudspeth era opens this week for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football program, 7:00pm Thursday, August 29th at Fortera Stadium as the Governors play host to North Carolina Central, in what will be the first of six home games for APSU this season.
It will be the first year the Govs will have six homes games in a season since 2003.
Clarksville, TN – Normally exam week is a slow week in athletics, including for Austin Peay State University (APSU), but this past week was no normal week with several huge events occurring for the Governors over the past seven days.
Things got kicked off this pasted Monday, when three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference setter Kristen Stucker was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Volleyball First Team.
Clarksville, TN – On December 23rd Austin Peay State University officially announced the hire of 30-year-old Will Healy as the 19th head football coach in school history, but it’s not the first time the school has gone with a very young head coach for the program.
In 1979 Austin Peay hired its then 10th head coach, a 29-year-old Watson Brown to replace James ‘Boots’ Donnelly, in hopes to continue a streak of winning seasons – which included the only Ohio Valley Conference title in the program’s history in 1977.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors baseball fans expectations should be high with Travis Janssen hire
Clarksville, TN – For the best part of the last 20 years Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has been at or near the top of the standings of the Ohio Valley Conference, so this past week’s announcement of the hiring of Travis Janssen as its new head coach should keep fans expectations high.
Since 1994 the baseball program has won 12 OVC titles, six regular-season championships (1994, 2003, 04, 07, 11, 12) and six OVC tournament titles (1996, 2005, 07, 11, 12, 13), which led to six NCAA tournament appearances and two regional final games.
Instant Peay Play: Midlick has work ahead of him to return APSU Lady Govs to the elite of OVC Women’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University announced the hiring of David Midlick as the new women’s basketball coach this past week that was the easy part of trying to return the Lady Govs back to being a force in the OVC …now the hard work begins.
Midlick inherits a team that has several solid to outstanding parts, but also a team that struggled to play up to their talent levels over extended games or even minutes in a single game.
Instant Peay Play: Several new faces will help greet APSU Student Athletes, Fans as school year begins
Clarksville, TN – With Austin Peay football players reporting this weekend, the 2014-15 athletic school year has officially begun, and with it there will be several new and old faces on the sidelines, courts and dugouts as they go there their seasons, as well as several coaching slots still to be filled.
One of the open spots just came open this past week, with men’s golf coach Kirk Kayden announcing that he would be leaving after almost 10 years at the helm to take the same position at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
From APSU Sports Informaion
Clarksville, Tn – Austin Peay State University head volleyball coach Taylor Mott has announced that Jami Thomas will join her staff next season as a volunteer assistant coach.
Thomas, a Paola, Kansas native, brings 14 years of coaching experience to the Lady Govs staff. Most recently, she was the head varsity coach at Clarksville High School where she led the Wildcats to an 11-5 record and the District 10-AAA semifinals during the 2013 season.
Clarksville, TN – Coming off a breakout junior season, Clarksville High School baseball player Brady Cook has signed with NCAA Division II Union University – out of Jackson, TN – to continue his career on the baseball diamond after his prep career is completed.
“I’m excited to know where I’m going and to have the decision out of the way,” Cook said. “It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can just focus on my senior year and go out and do the best that I can.”
Clarksville, TN – Josh Richards, who coached five seasons under Austin Peay State head coach Kirby Cannon at Missouri S&T, has been hired as the Governors wide receivers coach. Richards replaces Paul Derrick, who recently resigned his coaching position to return to the high school level.
Veteran Govs’ assistant Marcus Gildersleeve will move into Derrick’s vacated running backs coaching position with Richards assuming wide receiver coaching duties.
Sophomore forward Anthony Campbell scored 15 first-half points while sophomore center John Fraley scored 15 second-half points to lead Austin Peay State University to a 95-75 exhibition basketball win against Oakland City, Thursday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.
Fraley finished the night with a double-double, 21 points and 10 rebounds while Campbell ended with 20 points, three assists and two steals in the Governors exhibition opener. Senior guard Wesley Channels, the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection added 15 while sophomore forward Marcel Williams had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go with three blocks.
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