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About the Athletic Director

Dr. Anthony Pappas

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pappas


Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pappas is serving as Interim Athletic Director for Waterloo West High School. Dr. Pappas is also the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Waterloo West.

Dr. Pappas is in his 31st year as head coach at Waterloo West High School and 34th year overall as a head coach. As a prep athlete, he played on Mason City High basketball and baseball teams that participated in five state tournaments while winning two state championships. He achieved All-State and Honorable Mention All-American status while playing at Mason City High School. He has won numerous Coach of the Year Awards, including being a finalist for National Coach of the Year, and was selected to coach in the WBCA All-American Game that was televised on ESPN. Has coached numerous Division I recruits and taken several Wahawk teams to the state tournament. Was inducted into the Iowa Girls Coaches Association State Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Coaching Record: 447-287
State Tournaments: 6 State Tournament berths, including 5 Final Four appearanc


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