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Loos returns from leave of absence

APSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dave Loos is set to return from a four-game leave of absence to resume his coaching role with the Govs.

Loos took a leave of absence to focus on his health on Jan. 5, before the Govs (6-13, 2-3 Ohio Valley Conference) traveled to take on Tennessee Tech the same day.

He returned to lead the Govs against Morehead State (7-11, 3-2 OVC)  at 7 p.m. in the Dunn Center on Thursday, Jan. 19.

During Loos’s absence, Assistant Head Coach Jay Bowen took over his duties and went 2-2 in the position.

Loos’s return means he will continue with his 27th season in charge and have the chance to further improve his record as the winningest coach in the OVC.

In Loos’ first game back, the Govs fell to Morehead State at home for their fourth consecutive loss.

“I was excited to get back and get involved. I was able to do that for practices this week and help with the game preparations,” Loos said.

In his second game back, Loos coached the Govs through an overtime win against the No. 1 West seed and OVC rival, Murray State 84-81.

Loos is currently in his 27th season in the head coach role at APSU. He has won five regular season championships, four OVC championships, and four time OVC Coach of the Year.

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