Tom Apke

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Tom Apke
Biographical details
Born (1943-07-16) July 16, 1943 (age 79)
Playing career
1962–1965 Creighton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1981 Creighton
1981–1986 Colorado
1986–1996 Appalachian State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1974–1980 Creighton
Head coaching record
Overall328–292 (.529)
Tournaments0–3 (NCAA Division I)
0–1 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
MVC regular season (1978)
2 MVC tournament (1978, 1981)
MVC Coach of the Year (1978)
SoCon Coach of the Year (1988)

Tom Apke (born July 16, 1943) was a college basketball coach at Creighton, Colorado, and Appalachian State. From 1974 to 1981, he coached at Creighton, where he compiled a 130–64 record. [1] From 1981 to 1986, he coached at Colorado, where he compiled a 59–81 record. [2] From 1986 to 1996, he served as the head basketball coach at Appalachian State. During his ten-year tenure, he compiled a 139–147 record.

Basketball head coaching record

Statistics overview
Creighton Bluejays (Independent)(1974–1977)
1974–75 Creighton 20–7 NCAA 1st Round
1975–76 Creighton 19–7
1976–77 Creighton 21–7 NIT first round
Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference)(1977–1981)
1977–78 Creighton 19–912–41st NCAA 1st Round
1978–79 Creighton 14–138–8T–3rd
1979–80 Creighton 16–129–7T–2nd
1980–81 Creighton 21–911–5T–2nd NCAA 1st Round
Creighton:130–64 (.670)40–24 (.625)
Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference)(1981–1986)
1981–82 Colorado 11–163–11
1982–83 Colorado 13–153–11
1983–84 Colorado 16–136–8
1984–85 Colorado 11–175–9
1985–86 Colorado 8–200–14
Colorado:59–81 (.421)17–53 (.243)
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference)(1986–1996)
1986–87 Appalachian State 7–213–138th
1987–88 Appalachian State 16–138–8T–4th
1988–89 Appalachian State 20–88–63rd
1989–90 Appalachian State 19–118–63rd
1990–91 Appalachian State 16–147–7T–2nd
1991–92 Appalachian State 15–149–5T–2nd
1992–93 Appalachian State 13–158–10T–5th
1993–94 Appalachian State 16–1112–63rd
1994–95 Appalachian State 9–204–105th (North)
1995–96 Appalachian State 8–203–11T–4th (North)
Appalachian State:139–147 (.486)70–82 (.461)
Total:328–292 (.529)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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  1. Anderson, Rob (2008). 2008-09 Creighton Men's Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Creighton Sports Information. p. 148.
  2. "Apke Leaving Creighton To Coach Colorado Five". New York Times. Associated Press. April 5, 1981.