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                 2004 QUICK FACTS                                                ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT
LOCATION: Clarksville, Tenn. 37044                                          Intercollegiate athletics at Austin Peay State University aspires to
                                                                            provide educational and broad-based competitive opportunities at
POPULATION: 100,000
                                                                            the NCAA Division I level for eligible male and female student ath-
FOUNDED: 1927                                                               letes. Seeking to maintain a proper balance between athletic and
ENROLLMENT: 7,400 (approximately)                                           academic programs, the University is committed to preparing stu-
NICKNAME: Governors                                                         dents for productive, fulfilling and responsible lives. In addition to
                                                                            developing individual ability and successful programs, those ath-
COLORS: Red and white                                                       letic experiences will be instrumental in developing the concepts of
STADIUM/CAPACITY: Governors (10,000)                                        teamwork, sportsmanship, loyalty, self-confidence plus the quali-
SURFACE: Stadia Turf                                                        ties of leadership and discipline. Intercollegiate athletics endeav-
                                                                            ors to provide positive impressions of University activities to a di-
CONFERENCE: Pioneer
                                                                            versified group of audiences. Austin Peay strives to attract a di-
NATIONAL AFFILIATION: NCAA, Division I-AA                                   verse and talented group of participants, coaches and administra-
PRESIDENT: Dr. Sherry Hoppe                                                 tors with a strong commitment to excellence, openness, gender
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR: Dave Loos                                               equity and integrity, reflecting a precise adherence to NCAA and
                                                                            conference rules and philosophies. As a result, Austin Peay athlet-
ASSISTANT AD/ATHLETIC TRAINER: Chuck Kimmel                                 ics assumes a major role in assisting University development and
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO ATHLETICS DIRECTOR: Cheryl Holt                        fiscal responsibility. The departmental goals and objectives are
TICKET MANAGER: Debbie Bedell                                               based upon its mission as it builds on its traditions, confidently look-
                                                                            ing forward to an exciting and progressive future.
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Brad Kirtley
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Carroll McCray (Gardner-Webb, 1983)
     COLLEGIATE RECORD: 4-7 (second year)                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
     APSU RECORD: 4-7 (second year)
FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (931) 221-7905                                     AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY ............................................ 2-4
      BEST TIME TO CALL: 10 a.m. – noon                                   President Sherry Hoppe ................................................................... 5
                                                                          Athletics Director Dave Loos ............................................................ 6
ASSISTANTS: Steve Haywood (Austin Peay, 1998), assistant head             Head Coach Carroll McCray ................................................................ 7
coach, defensive coordinator and defensive line; Ken Jones                        Governors Assistants ........................................................ 9-10
(Livingston, 1978), offensive coordinator and offensive line; Granville   THE 2004 GOVERNORS
Eastman (Saint Mary’s (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1992), secondary; Bob       The Returning Players ................................................................. 11-19
Ateca (Austin Peay, 1989), quarterbacks and wide receivers; Jacob         Newcomers ..................................................................................... 19
                                                                          GOVERNORS HISTORY
Kinsey (MacMurray College, 2004); Michael Handzo (Hope College,           2003 Governors Statistics ........................................................... 28-29
2001); J.P. Hogan, kicker/punters                                         2003 Governors Superlatives ........................................................... 30
BASIC DEFENSIVE ALIGNMENT: 4-3                                            All-Time APSU Records ............................................................... 31-32
BASIC OFFENSIVE ALIGNMENT: Pro-spread                                     Govs Individual League, Coaches Honors ......................................... 33
                                                                          All-America Governors .................................................................... 34
2003 RECORD: 4-7                                                          Academic All-America Governors ..................................................... 34
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 44 (21 offense, 23 defense, 2 specialists)           Year-by-Year Records ..................................................................... 35
                                                                          Year-by-Year Scores .................................................................. 36-37
LETTERMEN LOST: 18 (10 offense, 5 defense, 3 specialist)
                                                                          Governors All-Time Coaches Records .............................................. 38
STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (7 offense, 9 defense, 0 specialists)              Governors Rivalries ......................................................................... 38
STARTERS LOST: 8 (4 offense, 2 defense, 2 specialists)                    Governors Lettermen .................................................................. 39-41
                                                                          APSU ATHLETICS
                                                                          Support Staff ............................................................................. 42-43
        KEY ATHLETICS TELEPHONE NUMBERS                                   Staff Directory ................................................................................. 44
                                                                          Athletics + Academics = Success ................................................ IBC
 ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT EXCHANGE: (931) 221-7903
     FAX MACHINE: (931) 221-7830
 FOOTBALL OFFICE: (931) 221-7905
 TRAINING ROOM: (931) 221-6110
 TICKET OFFICE: (931) 221-7761
 SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE: (931) 221-7561                                CREDITS: The 2004•2 Austin Peay State University football me-
     FAX MACHINE: (931) 221-7562                                          dia guide was written by Brad Kirtley, Sports Information Director.
                                                                          The publication’s redesign was produced by Cody Bush, Assis-
                                                                          tant Sports Information Director.
                                                                          Photography provided by Gale Hughes, of Main Street Photogra-
                                                                          phy; Keith Dorris, Dorris Photography of Lavergne, Tenn., and
                                                                          Brad Kirtley.



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This is Austin Peay State University…
    Austin Peay State University is a com-
munity of learners that strives to provide
quality education programs and to be a
source of knowledge and strength for the
community.
    As a comprehensive liberal arts uni-
versity, Austin Peay creates many op-
portunities for students to lead produc-
tive, fulfilling and responsible lives.
    The University is committed to excel-
lence, integrity, the open exchange of
ideas, caring for each other's welfare,
community involvement and an apprecia-
tion for individual and cultural differences.
    Austin Peay is a mid-sized university
with a dynamic learning environment that
attracts traditional and non-traditional stu-
dents from not only the region but the
state, the nation and the world as well,
enabling it to be a source of knowledge
and strength for the region and a cre-
ative contributor to the global learning
community.
                                                                      ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
                                                                         At Austin Peay, our commitment is to challenge your mind,
CORE CURRICULUM                                                       expand your skills, explore your ideas and prepare you for suc-
    The undergraduate program is the nucleus of Austin Peay.          cess in your chosen field.
The liberal arts core is required of all baccalaureate students.         APSU is the state's designated liberal arts university, made
The core provides a broad, multicultural foundation in litera-        up of the College of Arts
ture, the arts, history, mathematics and the natural and be-          and Letters, College of
havioral sciences. The core is designed to develop critical           Business, College of
thinking and communication skills and a commitment to learn-          Graduate Studies, College
ing throughout a lifetime. Students who master the core are           of Professional Programs
expected to possess the adaptability to succeed and contrib-          and Social Sciences, Col-
ute to society both personally and professionally.                    lege of Science and Math-
                                                                      ematics and the School of
STUDENT LIFE                                                          Technology and Public
    Life at Austin Peay is what you want to make it. Here,            Management at Fort
you can explore your academic, social and career interests            Campbell. The School of
in an environment that encourages you to succeed.                     Education and the School
    APSU is the designated liberal arts university among all public   of Nursing are part of the
                                                                      College of Professional
institutions in Tennessee. That means we go out of our way to
                                                                      Programs and Social Sci-
provide a rich variety of activities—in and out of class—that can
                                                                      ences.
enhance your university experience.
                                                                         The University offers
    Learning is our focus–but having fun is part of learning, too,
                                                                      about 1,100 courses, in-
and APSU offers lots of good times. Develop your skills, stretch
                                                                      cluding Web-based courses, in more than 30 undergraduate
your imagination, show off your talents and get to know people        degree programs leading to associate (two-year) and bachelor's
who share your interests in almost 100 student organizations,         (four-year) degrees, as well as graduate studies for master's
including departmental clubs, honor and professional organiza-        degrees and the education specialist degree.
tions, special interest and service groups, religious groups and         APSU has two Centers of Excellence, both recognized as
social organizations. A new student center opened in Spring           "accomplished" by the Tennessee Board of Regents for suc-
2002 to heighten those experiences.                                   cess in education.
    From student government to Greek organizations, from the             The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the only
newspaper staff to community service groups, from competitive         program of its type in Tennessee, is dedicated to achievement
athletics to career preparation, you'll find your place at APSU.      in music, creative writing, visual arts and theatre. The Center

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attracts outstanding national and international talents, enabling      Fort Campbell.
you to study with working artists. It sponsors outstanding ac-             The newest building additions to the main campus are: the
tivities, including the Mid-South Jazz Festival, Center Stage          Sundquist Science Complex (2002), the Morgan University
summer theatre program and the Dimensions New Music Se-                Center (2002) and the Drew Simmons Fitness Center (2003).
ries. APSU also provides you with creative facilities, including       The Sundquist
the state-of-the-art $9.4 million music/mass communication build-      Complex is one of
ing.                                                                   the South's premier
     The Center of Excellence for Field Biology offers hands-on        science education
training in research and practical management under the guid-          facilities and repre-
ance of practicing professionals. The Center for Field Biology         sents the largest
is housed in the massive $38 million Sundquist Science Com-            capital appropria-
plex.                                                                  tion ever in Tennes-
     APSU also has four Chairs of Excellence, one in the arts,         see for a single
one in the School of Nursing and two in business. These visiting       classroom build-
faculty positions bring outstanding scholars, artists and busi-        ing. The new Mor-
ness leaders to campus to teach and share their "real-world"           gan University Cen-
knowledge.                                                             ter is located in the
                                                                       heart of the campus and features meeting rooms, a food court,
FACULTY                                                                coffee shop, ballroom and lounges for Austin Peay students.
                                                                       The Drew Simmons Fitness Center offers more than 6,000
   Nobody will have more impact on your college years than
                                                                       square feet of state-of-the-art services and equipment, includ-
your professors. That's why it's so important to have faculty
                                                                       ing 20 cardio stations, over 4 tons of free weights and dumb-
who are truly dedicated to teaching.
                                                                       bells and a full schedule of group fitness classes.
   Ninety-seven percent of our faculty hold the highest de-
                                                                           While the majority of students are residents of Tennessee
grees in their fields. APSU, with its "Accomplished" Centers
                                                                       and Kentucky, APSU also attracts students from the entire
of Excellence and Chairs of Excellence, also attracts distin-
                                                                       Southeastern region and nationally. But wherever you come
guished scholars, artists, scientists and business profession-
                                                                       from, there's something about the APSU campus--its rolling
als to teach each year.
                                                                       lawns, the classic red brick tower of the Browning Building,
   Best of all, the APSU faculty has a long tradition of active
                                                                       the students’ gathering places–that says this is a good place
                                           involvement with stu-
                                                                       to call home.
                                           dents. They make
                                           themselves avail-
                                           able to consult with        ATHLETICS SUCCESS
                                           students during                 Austin Peay continues to grow as it offers broad-based ath-
                                           regular office hours        letic opportunities at the NCAA Division I level. In 1998, APSU
                                           and often outside           added golf to its list of women's sports, joining tennis, basket-
                                           class. Plus, many           ball, cross country, softball, track, rifle and volleyball. Women's
                                           faculty members             soccer began its first season of competition this fall. APSU
                                           volunteer their time        offers men's teams in football (non-scholarship), basketball,
                                           to work with student                                                cross country, baseball, ten-
                                           groups.                                                             nis and golf.
                                                                                                                  In the 1990s, APSU gained
                                                                                                               much recognition for the suc-
THE CAMPUS                                                                                                     cess of its athletics program.
    Austin Peay has been at the center of Clarksville since                                                    Men’s and women's basket-
1927 when it was established by the Tennessee General As-                                                      ball and baseball participated
sembly as Austin Peay Normal School for teachers.                                                              in NCAA tournaments while
    APSU and Clarksville have grown together.                                                                  several athletes brought na-
    APSU achieved university status in 1966, and a close bond                                                  tional attention to themselves
exists between the University and community.                                                                   and the school.
    Located 40 miles northwest of Nashville at the Tennessee-
                                                                                                                  This has continued into
Kentucky border, Clarksville is the fifth largest city in the state.
                                                                                                               the next century. In fact,
    Clarksville also is the birthplace of Governor Austin Peay,
                                                                                                               2002-03 saw both the Gov-
for whom the school was named. The mascot, appropriately,
                                                                                                               ernors and Lady Govs bas-
is the Governor.
                                                                                                               ketball teams win OVC
    Situated just a few minutes from Clarksville's downtown,           Jeff Gooch was named special titles and advance to the
APSU's campus has served as the site for educational institu-          teams MVP for Detroit in 2002. He
tions since 1806. Today, the APSU main campus consists of              is in his ninth NFL season and re- NCAA tournament. Mean-
                                                                       turned to Tampa Bay in the while, the Golf Govs also
77 buildings and more than 160 acres. The University also
                                                                       offseason for his second stint.         won their third straight
maintains a 475-acre teaching farm and a separate facility at

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league title while                                                       dependable relief pitchers the
baseball won two                                                         past three years.                        The Famous Who
straight regular-                                                                                                   Have Called
season titles.                                                           GATEWAY TO THE                           Clarksville Home
    This year the
basketball Govs                                                          NEW SOUTH                               • Wilma Rudolph
went undefeated                                                               Situated in the rolling hills of  • Mason Rudolph
in OVC regular-                                                          Middle Tennessee, Clarksville is       • Pat Head Summitt
season play and                                                          one of the fastest growing cities
made their first                                                         in the Southeast. With a heri-         • Governor Austin Peay
NIT appearance                                                           tage spanning more than 200            • Frank Sutton
while the Lady                                                           years, Clarksville/Montgomery             (Sergeant Carter from
Govs made it four                                                        County has continued to grow
                                                                         and adapt, becoming the state's           Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C)
straight OVC
titles and four                                                          fifth largest city, growing to more    • Roy Acuff
straight NCAA                                                            than 103,000 and growing faster        • Wayne Pace
tourney appear- Trenton Hassell, who was the highest-drafted             than any other Tennessee city
                      Gov by the NBA in 2001 and was named the                                                  • Colin Powell
ances.                                                                   other than Nashville and Mem-
                      Chicago Bulls "Player of the Year" that same                                              • Jimi Hendrix
    With APSU al- season, earned a reputation as one of the              phis. Area and business lead-
ums playing pro- NBA’s top defenders with Minnesota.                     ers have worked hard to build on       • Charles Schulz
fessionally in the                                                       community strengths with a vi-         • General William
National Basketball Association and internationally, Major League        sion of a vibrant, prosperous fu-
Baseball, the National Football League, the Canadian Football            ture.                                     Westmoreland
League and overseas, and in golf and tennis, the University con-              Clarksville is an award-win-      • Shawn Marion
tinues to build on its history of athletic excellence.                   ning city, having received numer-      • Trenton Hassell
    For instance, Jeff Gooch is in his ninth year as an NFL line-        ous rankings and recognitions
backer, back with Tampa Bay, the team he originally signed               during the past few years, includ-
with after two seasons in Detroit. Meanwhile, his former Govs            ing being a finalist for All-America City honors in 2002. It continu-
secondary mate, Michael Swift, also played multiple seasons              ally is ranked as a top-quality community by publications like
in the NFL while a third 1995 secondary member, Kirk Pointer,            Reader's Digest, Money Magazine, Demographics Journal, Ex-
played in the Arena Football League.                                     pansion Management, Forbes and others. It also was recog-
    Trenton Hassell, the 2001 OVC Player of the Year, was the            nized as the 10th Best City for New College Grads by National
highest-drafted NBA Gov (30th pick) in history and then was named        Business Employment Weekly.
                           the Chicago Bulls "Player of the Year"             Founded in 1784, Clarksville is named in honor of Gen. George
                           as a rookie in 2001-02. After two sea-        Rogers Clark, a Revolutionary War hero from the area.
                           sons with the Bulls, he joined Minne-              Although agriculture has been a vital part of the past, Clarksville
                           sota in 2003-04 and earned national           has grown to become a culturally diverse community, offering
                           recognition as one of the league’s top        residents and visitors unique sights and sounds.
                           defenders.                                         In partnership with APSU, Clarksville stands in a class of its
                             Bubba Wells, who set several APSU           own with art galleries and a wide variety of musical and theatrical
                           Peay and OVC basketball records, res-         events to satisfy most artistic tastes.
                           urrected his pro basketball career in the          From significant Civil War history to mid-1800s architecture,
                           Philippines after sitting out all the 1999-   some damaged by the January 1999 tornado, to Fort Campbell,
                           2000 season recovering from a torn            home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), history buffs
                           Achilles tendon. He played for the            find interesting landmarks that tell unique tales of the area's past
                           Globetrotters last season.                    and present.
      Jamie Walker
                             Meanwhile, Lady Govs’ all-time lead-             Clarksville began as an agricultural town with tobacco as a
ing scorer Brooke Armistead became the OVC’s first WNBA-                 major source of income for the local community. Since then,
drafted player. She was the 2002-03 OVC Female Athlete of                Clarksville's economic base has boomed and now includes a
the Year in addition to OVC Women’s Basketball Player of the             diversified mix of manufacturing, government, finance, state uni-
Year. After completing her master’s while helping coach the              versity, military installation and retail. The downtown has re-
Lady Govs a year ago, she has decided to play overseas as                bounded from that devastating tornado to again take its place
well as Gerlonda Hardin, who followed her teammate as OVC                as the community’s hub.
Female Athlete of the Year.                                                   Today, Clarksville continues to lead the region in health care,
    After spending two seasons with the Kansas City Royals in            business, education and agriculture. Its natives have led state
the late 1990s, lefthander Jamie Walker, former OVC Pitcher of           government, and its athletes have competed against the world.
the Year (1991), is another Governor who has fought his way              For more than 200 years, Clarksville has been building on the
back into the major leagues. After overcoming an assortment              tradition of a proud past with an even brighter, progressive future
of injury problems, he has been one of the Detroit Tigers’ most          as the Gateway to the New South.

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Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU President
      Dr. Sherry Hoppe was ap-                                       Tennessee at Knoxville. Her master's degree in counseling
pointed Austin Peay's eighth                                         and her undergraduate degree in English education are from
president on Jan. 30, 2001–a                                         the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
three-way history-making event:                                           In addition to her work in higher education, Hoppe has
   • She became the first woman                                      been active in numerous community affairs. In addition to her
president of Austin Peay.                                            extensive list of leadership activities in Roane County and
   • She is the first person in                                      Knoxville, she currently serves on the boards of directors for
Tennessee to move directly from                                      Bank of America, the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce,
the presidency of a community                                        Industrial Development Board and the Downtown District
college to that of a four-year                                       Partnership.
university.                                                              She is a former member of the Commission on Colleges
   • She was the first woman to                                      and concluded two terms on the board of trustees for the
be inaugurated as the president                                      Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She has
of of a four-year university within                                  served as the president of the Tennessee College Association.
the Tennessee Board of Regents                                            A member of Rotary, she and her husband Bob attend
System - the nation's sixth larg-                                    Trinity Episcopal Church. They have a son, Kevin, who holds
est system of higher education.                                      a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is a member of the
      Dr. Hoppe was president of Roane State Community College       Tennessee Highway Patrol.
in Harriman, from 1988 until taking a leave of absence in 2000 to
serve as Austin Peay's interim president.
      She has worked in the Tennessee Board of Regents
System for more than 20 years, including more than 10 years
at Chattanooga State Community College and a short stint at
Nashville State Community College as interim president.
      Hoppe earned her doctorate in educational administration
with collateral work in communications from the University of




Above: APSU President Dr. Sherry Hoppe and Executive Director of
University Advancement Roy Gregory greet country music star Linda
Davis at a 2002 fundraiser for Austin Peay Athletics

Right: Dr. Hoppe at the September 2001 dedication of the Sundquist
Science Building.




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Dave Loos, APSU Athletics Director
    Dave Loos, the Governors popular head          regular-season at 12-15 but pulled two up- APSU after four seasons as Memphis State's
basketball coach, is in his eighth year as         sets in the Ohio Valley Conference tourna- top assistant. He joined Larry Finch at Mem-
Austin Peay's athletics director. Loos was         ment before falling to Murray State when star phis State in 1986 and helped direct his alma
named to the post in May 1997 and took over        forward Bubba Wells suffered a surgery-ne- mater to an 85-43 record, including two NCAA
the duties July 1 of that same year.               cessitating right leg stress fracture.         tourney appearances and a Metro Confer-
    His leadership style has seen the APSU             In 1995-96, the Governors again peaked ence tourney title during his tenure.
athletic department flourish like never be-        late. In February, the Govs fashioned an 8-2       Prior to joining Memphis State, Loos en-
fore. Fifteen OVC regular-season and/or            record, including six straight victories. APSU joyed four successful head coaching sea-
tourney champi-                                    entered the NCAA tourney with a four-game sons at Christian Brothers College in Mem-
onship banners                                     win streak before losing to Georgia Tech.      phis. He took over that program in 1982-83,
have been hung                                         A year later, the Governors finished 17-14 and after an initial 16-14 season, recorded
during Loos’ ten-                                  overall—with All-America forward Wells miss- three straight 20-victory campaigns.
ure. Eight APSU                                    ing the season's first 12 games—but won six        Loos' move to CBC came after spending
teams also have                                    of their final eight games, including a four- eight seasons as head coach at his alma
appeared in NCAA                                   game winning streak that helped clinch a mater, Mehlville High School in St. Louis.
tourney play. The                                  regular-season OVC co-championship.                The Missouri native played both basket-
department also                                        In 1997-98, the Govs, despite a rebuilding ball and baseball during his college days at
won its first-ever                                 season, ended the season with a surprising Memphis State. Loos was the starting point
OVC Academic                                       17-11 record and a fourth-place OVC finish. guard for the 1968-69 Tigers, leading the
banner under his                                       In 1998-99, the young Govs finished in a team in minutes played. He also was the
direction in 2002-                                 third-place OVC tie, although the 11-16 mark baseball Tigers' shortstop.
03.                                                ended the string of winning seasons at three.      Upon completing his eligibility, he re-
    His double duties aptly pointed out the            A year later, the Govs ended 18-11 before mained at Memphis State as an assistant in
respect Loos has both on and off campus.           going 22-10 —the Govs first 20-win season 1970. Following his graduation (1970), he
His common-sense approach to athletics             since 1986-87 and the most regular-sea- officially began his coaching career as an
director's duties have been with the same          son wins (20) by an APSU team since 1976- assistant basketball coach and head base-
diligence that have been so representative         77. That was topped in 2002-03.                ball coach at CBC.
of his APSU basketball tenure.                         Entering his 15th Govs coaching season,        Loos is involved in many charitable
    His Governors teams won the Ohio Val-          Loos has earned six "Coach of the Year" events, including the NABC (National Asso-
ley Conference tournament and gained an            citations, four from his fellow OVC coaches ciation of Basketball Coaches) Coaches vs.
NCAA tourney berth in 1996 and 2003; cap-          and two from the Tennessee State Sports- Cancer Three-Point Attack.
tured the 1997 (first since 1977) title, 2003      writers Association. He was their 1995-96          He and his wife, Phyllis, have four chil-
league co-championship and an unde-                and 2002-03 "College Coach of the Year."       dren, David, Todd, Brad, a former Gov who
feated 2004 league crown. Loos was                     He was named OVC "Coach of the Year" is an assistant at Central Missouri State,
named OVC Coach of the Year in 1990-91,            after his first APSU season (1990-91) in lead- and Nicole, who graduated last spring from
1996-1997, 2002-03, 2003-04—the only               ing the Governors to a much-improved 15- APSU and is employed by the University.
APSU coach in history to earn that honor           14 record. He then began building his own          Loos was inducted into the Memphis
more than once.                                    program with young men who reflected their University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 and
    Under Loos, the Govs have had seven            coach both on and off the court and repre- is a member of the St. Louis Amateur Base-
winning seasons in the last nine years,            sented the University with great class.        ball Hall of Fame as well.
including 2002-03’s 23-8 mark—the most                 As a result, Loos
under Dave Loos and the second most in             achieved one of his
school history. He then led the Governors to       program's goals—
an 16-0 OVC season and a 22-10 a year ago.         the Governors re-
He has led APSU to two of its four 20-win          claiming their spot
regular seasons—the other being the 2000-          among the OVC elite
01 season's 22-10 mark.                            and annually com-
    Loos not only has elevated APSU's pro-         peting for the title. He
gram to the pinnacle of OVC prominence,            previously restored
but has done it with the dignity and class         the program's im-
reflective of the reputation he built as an ath-   age, tarnished by an
lete and as a high school/college coach.           NCAA investigation
    He is only the second APSU coach to lead       prior to his arrival.
the Govs to an OVC regular-season co-cham-             Loos became
pionship and NCAA Division I tourney berth.        Austin Peay's 11th
His APSU teams have advanced to at least           head men's basket-
the OVC tourney semifinals in seven of the         ball coach on July 14,
last nine years. That sustains his reputation      1990. The likeable
of elevating his club's play during February-      5 7- y e a r - o l d h a s
March, where the Govs own nearly a .667            proven to be a "per-
                                                                              Country and swing music entertainer Suzy Boggus helped Dave
winning percentage in the last nine years.         fect fit" for APSU.        Loos and the APSU Athletic Department raise funds through a
    In 1994-95, the Governors finished the             Loos came to benefit concert in August.


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