March 5, 1947 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1969–1970||Memphis State (asst.)|
|1970–1974||Christian Brothers (asst.)|
|1986–1990||Memphis State (asst.)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Metro Tournament (1987)
|4× OVC Coach of the Year (1991, 1997, 2003, 2004)|
|Winningest head coach in OVC men's basketball history (421 wins)|
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. He was head coach from 1990 until retiring at the end of the 2016–17 season.
On April 2, 2013, Loos announced that he would relinquish his position as director of athletics to focus solely on coaching basketball. Derek van der Merwe was announced as the successor to Loos on June 5, 2013. 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. 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.
These former players or assistant coaches of Loos later became head coaches at the collegiate or professional level:
- Jay Bowen: East Texas Baptist (women's, 2007–2008)
- Bret Campbell: Tennessee–Martin (1999–2009)
- Tony Collins: Virginia State (2005–2009)
- Scott Combs: Martin Methodist (2012–present)
Head coaching record
|Christian Brothers University (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 (Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1985–1986)|
|1985–86||Christian Brothers||20–14||13–5||?||NAIA Dist. 1st round|
|Austin Peay Governors (Ohio Valley Conference) (1990–2017)|
|1995–96||Austin Peay||19–11||10–6||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|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|
|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|
|2010–11||Austin Peay||20–14||13–5||2nd||CBI First Round|
|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|
|Austin Peay:||402–392 (.506)||244–177 (.580)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "Derek van der Merwe Bio"http://www.apsugovernors.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16900&ATCLID=208140762
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- "Loos to return to APSU sideline Thursday" (Press release). Austin Peay Governors. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- "ETBU women hire Memphis assistant". D3Hoops.com. June 5, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
- Charlotte Blue Wave tabs Tony Collins as teams first Head Coach
- "Charles Wells". Austin Peay Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2015.