Dave Loos is coming back to APSU to coach the Governors basketball team for the 27th year.

Following the end of his 26th year, there was speculation as to if Loos would return. However, the ending of the season turned into a Cinderella run to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and the Govs were the first No. 8 seed to play and win in the championship game.

Athletics Director Ryan Ivey announced Loos’s return in a press release from LetsGoPeay.com.

“We are excited to have Coach loos returning for his 27th season,” Ivey said. “This season was an incredible and magical run, and I look forward to helping coach Loos and his talented staff build upon the momentum to achieve future success.”

Loos is the most successful coach in the OVC and APSU history. Loos is the only coach in the OVC to have won OVC Coach of the Year five times in 1990-91, 1995-96, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2007-08. Loos is a member of his alma mater Memphis’s Hall of Fame along with APSU’s Hall of Fame.

Loos has coached 38 All-OVC honors including three league Players of the Year, while 30 former Govs have played professionally, according to LetsGoPeay.

“His service and dedication to APSU, Governors basketball, but more importantly, to his student-athletes is something we should all strive to achieve,” Ivey said. “It is what is right about college athletics.”