CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay coach Dave Loos plans to return from a leave of absence this week after missing four games during his ongoing chemotherapy treatment.
Loos is expected to resume coaching Thursday when Austin Peay (6-13, 2/3 Ohio Valley) hosts Morehead State (7-11, 3-2). His leave of absence began before Austin Peay's Jan. 5 game with Tennessee Tech.
School officials say Loos has been undergoing chemotherapy since the "late summer." When Loos had surgery in July to remove a malignant tumor from his colon, a growth on a lymph node was discovered.
Assistant coach Jay Bowen took over head coaching duties in Loos' absence. Austin Peay went 2-2 in those games.
Loos is in his 27th season at Austin Peay. He is in his 31st overall season as a head coach.