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About the Athletic Director

About Dr. Anthony Pappas

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pappas

--National High School Athletic Coaches Association Finalist for National Coach of The Year-2017

--Recipient of the 2016 Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award

--Recipient of the 2016 Golden Plaque of Distinction Award—Bestowed by the IGHSAU

--Inducted into the Iowa Girl’s Coaches Association Basketball Hall of Fame, April 2005

--Coached the 1999 National High School Player of the Year (USA Today, Parade, WBCA)

--Coached the MVP of the 1993 NAIA Women’s National Championships

--Coached the MVP of the 1992 NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four

--Coached the MVP of the 1989 National Junior College Women’s National Championships and National Junior College Player of the Year

--1997 Team ranked 15th in USA Today, 1998 Team ranked 8th in USA Today, 1999 Team ranked 14th in USA Today, 2002 Team ranked 9th in Street and Smith

--Had teams ranked in the Top 20 of the State of Iowa in 29 of the last 36 Years

--7 of the last 26 teams have finished in the Final Four, and State Runner-Up twice in the 5A Iowa State Tournament—has qualified for 7 Final Fours & 8 State Qualifiers

--Done one-man clinics in several major cities in both the United States, Canada, and Australia

--Has produced three of the top selling video tapes on offensive low post play and also produced video tapes/DVDs on shooting, perimeter play, rebounding, and zone defense

--Had 23 high school players sign with a Division I school

--Over 15,000 basketball players have attended his post clinics

--Has been a guest speaker for the: NCAA, IGHSAU, IACA, IADA, IBCA, WBCA & USA Basketball

--Selected as the Site Director for the NIKE/Blue Star National Elite Basketball Camps (Blue Star 30)

--Selected as Floor Director for the NIKE All-American Camp in Indianapolis, IN/St. Louis, MO

--Coached 4 different teams that competed internationally in Europe, Australia, and Canada and currently has a 19-game winning streak on three different continents

--Has won many National and State Coach of the Year awards

--Site Director for the Blue Star Collegiate Post Camps held all across America                          

--Has had several articles published in national magazines and newspapers and produced basketball videos/DVDs that are sold all over the world

--Has had teams ranked Nationally in 1989, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002

--Has had two players play professionally in the WNBA and four in Europe

--Past regional scout for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

--Finalist for the WBCA National Coach of the Year Award and selected to coach in the NIKE/WBCA All-American Game in April 1998—Televised on ESPN

--Selected as a Coach for the 2011McDonald’s All American Game in March 2011--Shown on ESPN


“One of the best clinicians in women’s basketball today.”

--Dick Weiss, New York Daily News

“One of the most respected high school coaches in the nation.”

--Steve Tucker, Chicago Sun Times

“On a national level he is known as one of the top high school coaches in America, and to the game’s insiders he is recognized as one of the premier teachers of the game.”

--Mike Flynn, President Blue Star Camps/Formerly of USA Today

Coaching Record: 602-377
State Tournaments: 8 State Tournament appearances, including 7 Final Four appearances and 2 State Runner-Ups.