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APSU doesn’t sign Daniels to a contract; Loos stays

On Monday, March 9, APSU Athletics decided not to bring back Lady Govs basketball Head Coach Carrie Daniels following the team’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament loss to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a week before.

The loss ended the 2014-15 season with an overall record of 10-20, resulting in Daniels’ and the Lady Govs’ fourth straight 20-loss season. Daniels had been with the APSU Lady Govs basketball team for nine seasons, with a 98-177 overall record and a 65-93 OVC record.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, APSU Athletic Director Derek van der Merwe announced Govs basketball Head Coach Dave Loos will be spending another season with the Govs. Loos has recorded a 473-426 record in 29 seasons as head coach (25 for APSU) and a 391-373 record with APSU, making him the most winning coach in OVC history.

Loos and the Govs finished the season with an 8-22 record and a 3-13 OVC record. Loos and the Govs have had four straight losing seasons.

Now the Lady Govs are searching for the 15th head coach in the team’s history, dating back to the early 1900s.

Whoever the new coach may be, however, they will have a guard in Tiasha Gray for her senior year. Gray led the NCAA in steals per game in the 2014-15 season with 3.7, and her overall performance  could play a factor when courting a new head coach for the Lady Govs.

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