Austin Peay Governors

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Austin Peay Governors
University Austin Peay State University
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Ryan Ivey
Location Clarksville, Tennessee
Varsity teams 6 men's, 9 women's
Football stadium Governors Stadium
Basketball arena Dunn Center
Baseball stadium Raymond C. Hand Park
Nickname Governors
Colors Red and White[1]

The Austin Peay Governors are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Austin Peay State University (APU), located in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States. The Governors athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)[2] and competes at the NCAA Division I[3] level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The Austin Peay mascot is The Governor, and the school colors are red and white. While the women's teams were formerly known as the Lady Govs, the school emphasizes that all teams are now Governors.


Athletics began at Austin Peay almost as soon as the school opened for classes in 1929 as Austin Peay Normal School; men's and women's basketball teams were organized that first year. Football was added in the fall of 1930 and baseball in the spring of 1931, with other men's sports added and dropped over the years. Women's basketball was discontinued in 1938, but returned in 1973, along with volleyball, tennis, and golf when women's sports gained widespread inclusion.[4]

A member of the Ohio Valley Conference, Austin Peay State University sponsors teams in six men's, and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[5]

Men's Intercollegiate Sports Team Article Head Coach Women's Intercollegiate Sports Team Article Head Coach
Baseball Derrick Dunbar (Interim) Basketball Governors women's basketball David Midlick
Basketball Governors men's basketball Dave Loos Cross country Doug Molnar
Cross country Doug Molnar Beach volleyball [v 1] Taylor Mott
Football Governors football Will Healy Golf Sara Robson
Golf Robbie Wilson Soccer Kelley Guth
Tennis Ross Brown Softball Shane Showalter
Tennis Ross Brown
Track and field (indoor and outdoor) Doug Molnar
Volleyball Taylor Mott
  1. ^ Beginning competition in 2017, beach volleyball will initially compete as an independent.




  1. ^ "Austin Peay Governors - APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". APSU Athletics. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  2. ^ "OVC Member Institutions". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Austin Peay State University". NCAA. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY TRADITIONS". Austin Peay State University. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Official Website of the Austin Peay Governors". Austin Peay State University. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Facilities (New)

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