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Nashville, TN – Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos was part of a six-coach panel, Thursday, that spoke at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tipoff luncheon, held at Allen Arena.
Loos, Belmont’s Rick Byrd, Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis, Tennessee State coach Dana Ford, Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander and Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings answered topical questions from radio personality George Plaster, of 102.5 The Game in Nashville who served as emcee of the event. Meanwhile, former Vandy basketball star Drew Maddox was the featured speaker.
Proceeds from the event went to the American Cancer Society. Plaster, with strong assistance from Stallings, auctioned respective packages from the universities.
Annual Coaches vs. Cancer luncheon. (APSU Sports Information)
APSU auctioned off a 2016 Governors Golf Classic package to former Govs Network broadcaster Chip Hoback that netted $250.00 for Coaches vs. Cancer.
Loos’ own five-year granddaughter, Ryhan Loos, the daughter of Jen and Brad Loos, of Columbia, MO, recently was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma and the second round of chemotherapy is scheduled to be administered in early November.
This is the fifth straight year for the event. The initial year was a breakfast before it was moved to a luncheon. This year’s event was attracted nearly 300 people.
The American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The program empowers athletic coaches, their teams, and communities to join in the fight against cancer and help raise awareness and funds through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities.
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