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Figger exits after four seasons directing Govs

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By Colby Wilson

APSU Athletics Communications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Matt Figger, who spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Austin Peay men’s basketball program, resigned to assume the same position at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

During Figger’s tenure, the Govs went 76-51 overall, with three appearances in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament semifinals. With Figger at the helm, Terry Taylor earned four straight All-OVC honors and two OVC Player of the Year nods.

“We thank Matt Figger for his years of service at Austin Peay State University and wish him, his wife Katrina and their son Vince all the best as they embark on this new opportunity in Texas,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Our men’s basketball program is one of the flagship programs at Austin Peay and historically one of the best in the OVC; we look forward to filling this role with all expediency and identifying the best fit to lead us forward.”

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