Austin Peay

Cotton named Associate Head Coach at Austin Peay

The first member of a talented coaching staff being put together by Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Nate James has been announced, with Michael Cotton joining the program as associate head coach. A veteran across the collegiate landscape, Cotton has spent over a decade climbing the collegiate ranks after a decorated collegiate career which

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Daily Dirt – 3/31/21

Last day of March – it’s been crazy! A few quick hitters as we gear up for April… The most interesting name at Austin Peay is Duke associate head coach Nate James. Also hearing Nicholls State head coach Austin Claunch mentioned here. Seems like this one is moving quickly. Former Tulane and The Citadel head

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OFFICIAL: Figger tabbed Head Basketball Coach at UTRGV

 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced on Monday the hiring of 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Coach of the Year Matt Figger, who had been the head coach at Austin Peay for the last four seasons, as the new men’s basketball head coach. Figger will be formally introduced to

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Daily Dirt – 7/29/20

Some things that I’ve heard… It sounds like former UIC assistant Rod Clark is the leader for the vacant assistant spot at Austin Peay. Last season was Clark’s first at UIC after a stint at Sunrise Christian Academy. He was not retained at UIC after Steve McClain was released back in March. I have heard

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Daily Dirt – 4/14/20

A few things that I’ve heard… Last week, I mentioned that Austin Peay assistant Sergio Rouco was headed to Samford (Daily Dirt 4/9). It now sounds like another APSU assistant could be on the move – I’ve heard Darryl Dora’s named mentioned multiple times now at Georgia Southern. He and new head coach Brian Burg

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Daily Dirt – 4/9/20

Two quick things… Word on the street is that Austin Peay assistant Sergio Rouco is headed to Samford. Rouco is the former head coach at Florida International, who has also been an assistant at Ole Miss, South Florida, and UTEP. He has been at Austin Peay since 2017. A lot of chatter that he may

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Austin Peay Dirt…

I have heard from great sources that Western Kentucky assistant coach Nikita Johnson has become assistant at Austin Peay. He will replace Rick Cabrera who departed for Arkansas State earlier this spring. Johnson had been at WKU for the past two seasons. The veteran assistant has also worked at Stetson, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Murray

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Arkansas State Dirt..

I can confirm that Austin Peay assistant Rick Cabrera will join the staff at Arkansas State. He will replace Vince Walden who departed for Elon last week. Cabrera has been on Matt Figger’s staff at Austin Peay for the past two seasons. He has also been an assistant at his alma mater Tennessee Tech, as

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