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Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos to return for 26th season in 2015-16

Dave Loos

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In 25 seasons as the head coach at Austin Peay, Dave Loos has won 391 games and led the Governors to three NCAA tournament appearances. However the last four seasons have been tough, as Austin Peay hasn’t registered a winning season during that period and won just eight games in 2014-15.

With the team’s season coming to an end Saturday, as they did not qualify for the OVC tournament, Austin Peay announced Saturday that the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time wins leader will return for his 26th season with the program.

“Recently, Coach Loos and I met to discuss the future of this basketball program, and there is no one more disappointed about this season than he,” Austin Peay athletic director Derek van der Merwe said in the release. “During our meeting, Coach Loos has clearly communicated a vision for how he intends to improve the overall athletic performance of our men’s basketball program next season.”

Austin Peay’s top three scorers from this season, led by junior forward Chris Horton (13.1 ppg), have eligibility remaining. The Governors will have to account for the loss of seniors Ed Dyson and Chris Freeman, but Loos will have some productive options to work with as he looks to turn things around.