Dave Loos

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Dave Loos
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1947-03-05) March 5, 1947 (age 70)
St. Louis, Missouri
Playing career
1966–1969 Memphis State
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1969–1970 Memphis State (asst.)
1970–1974 Christian Brothers (asst.)
1974–1982 Mehlville HS
1982–1986 Christian Brothers
1986–1990 Memphis State (asst.)
1990–2017 Austin Peay
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1997–2013 Austin Peay
Accomplishments and honors
Championships

As head coach:
OVC Tournament (1996, 2003, 2008, 2016)
5× OVC regular season (1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
VSAC regular season (1985)

As assistant coach:
Metro Tournament (1987)
Awards
4× OVC Coach of the Year (1991, 1997, 2003, 2004)
Records
Winningest head coach in OVC men's basketball history (421 wins)[1]

David Henry Loos (born March 5, 1947) is a retired American college basketball coach who most recently served as head coach of the men's team at Austin Peay State University, where he is also a former athletic director.[2] He was head coach from 1990[3] until retiring at the end of the 2016–17 season.[1]

On April 2, 2013, Loos announced that he would relinquish his position as director of athletics to focus solely on coaching basketball.[4] Derek van der Merwe was announced as the successor to Loos on June 5, 2013.[5] On March 5, 2016 the Loos-coached Governors won the tournament championship of the Ohio Valley Conference, thus qualifying to participate once again in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

The following season, which ultimately proved to be his last as head coach, was set against the backdrop of a battle with colorectal cancer. During the 2016 offseason, he underwent surgery to remove the malignancy. A malignant lymph node was found during the procedure, and he began chemotherapy. Loos was forced to take a medical leave in January 2017, missing four games.[6][7] After the Governors failed to make the 2017 OVC tournament, ending their season, Loos chose to retire. The university announced his decision on March 2, with a full press conference following on March 6.[1]

Coaching tree[edit]

These former players or assistant coaches of Loos later became head coaches at the collegiate or professional level:

As of the 2014–15 season, former players of Loos now who are now assistant coaches with Loos at Peay are Charles "Bubba" Wells (2005–present) and Corey Gipson (2012–present).[12][13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Christian Brothers University[14] (Volunteer State Athletic Conference) (1982–1985)
1982–83 Christian Brothers 16–14 8–8  ? NAIA Dist. 1st round
1983–84 Christian Brothers 21–15 9–5  ? NAIA Dist. Final
1984–85 Christian Brothers 25–10 12–2 1st NAIA Dist. 1st round
Christian Brothers University[14] (Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1985–1986)
1985–86 Christian Brothers 20–14 13–5  ? NAIA Dist. 1st round
Christian Brothers: 82–53 42–20
Austin Peay Governors[15] (Ohio Valley Conference) (1990–2017)
1990–91 Austin Peay 15–14 6–6 T–3rd
1991–92 Austin Peay 11–17 6–8 T–5th
1992–93 Austin Peay 7–20 4–12 T–8th
1993–94 Austin Peay 11–16 10–6 3rd
1994–95 Austin Peay 13–16 8–8 5th
1995–96 Austin Peay 19–11 10–6 3rd NCAA First Round
1996–97 Austin Peay 17–14 12–6 T–1st
1997–98 Austin Peay 17–11 11–7 4th
1998–99 Austin Peay 11–16 9–9 T–3rd
1999–00 Austin Peay 18–10 11–7 T–3rd
2000–01 Austin Peay 22–10 10–6 4th
2001–02 Austin Peay 14–18 8–8 4th
2002–03 Austin Peay 23–8 13–3 T–1st NCAA First Round
2003–04 Austin Peay 22–10 16–0 1st NIT Second Round
2004–05 Austin Peay 13–19 9–7 T–5th
2005–06 Austin Peay 17–14 11–9 T–5th
2006–07 Austin Peay 21–12 16–4 1st NIT First Round
2007–08 Austin Peay 24–11 16–4 1st NCAA First Round
2008–09 Austin Peay 19–14 13–5 2nd CIT First Round
2009–10 Austin Peay 17–15 11–7 3rd
2010–11 Austin Peay 20–14 13–5 2nd CBI First Round
2011–12 Austin Peay 12–20 8–8 6th
2012–13 Austin Peay 8–23 4–12 6th (West)
2013–14 Austin Peay 12–18 6–10 5th (West)
2014–15 Austin Peay 8–22 3–13 6th (West)
2015–16 Austin Peay 18–18 7–9 4th (West) NCAA First Round
2016–17 Austin Peay 4–11 0–1 (West)
Austin Peay: 402–392 (.506) 244–177 (.580)
Total: 484–445 (.521)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "OVC all-time wins leader Dave Loos to retire" (Press release). Austin Peay Athletics. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ohio Valley Conference". USA Today. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dave Loos". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Loos steps down as Athletics Director" http://www.apsugovernors.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16900&ATCLID=207032862
  5. ^ "Derek van der Merwe Bio"http://www.apsugovernors.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16900&ATCLID=208140762
  6. ^ "Longtime Austin Peay coach Dave Loos takes leave to continue chemo". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Loos to return to APSU sideline Thursday" (Press release). Austin Peay Governors. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "ETBU women hire Memphis assistant". D3Hoops.com. June 5, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.gostatesmen.com/news/2014/7/1/MBB_0701145050.aspx?path=mbball
  10. ^ Charlotte Blue Wave tabs Tony Collins as teams first Head Coach
  11. ^ http://www.goredhawks.com/roster/12/1/2945.php
  12. ^ "Charles Wells". Austin Peay Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ http://letsgopeay.com/coaches.aspx?path=mbball&rc=184
  14. ^ a b http://www.gobucsgo.com/sports/2008/9/18/MBB_0918082626.aspx?path=mbball
  15. ^ http://ovcsports.com/documents/2013/10/21/2013-14%20OVC%20Basketball%20Media%20Guide.pdf

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