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NCAA Release Head Coaches Academic Progress Rate Portfolio




Aug. 5, 2010

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The NCAA announced Thursday the Academic Progress Rate (APR) of the head coaches for the sports of baseball, football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's indoor and outdoor track.

The Academic Progress Rate, now in its sixth year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing for every Division I sports team. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are based on a multiyear rate that averages scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

The APR is based on each student-athlete having the opportunity to earn two points during each regular academic term of full-time enrollment (e.g., fall semester). One point is awarded if the student-athlete is academically eligible to compete the following regular academic term (or has graduated). The other point is awarded if the student-athlete returns to the institution as a full-time student the next regular academic term or graduate from the university. The APR is calculated by adding all the points earned by the student-athletes over the past two academic years and dividing that number by the total possible points that could have been earned. That number is then multiplied by 1,000.

Of the 16 sports programs at Southern Miss that were reported earlier this summer, 11 of the squads ranked above 950 with a high of 986 by the men's tennis team. The next highest was the baseball program at 984, which garnered a NCAA Division I National Recognition Award for being in the top 10 percent of APR for all squads in their respective sport. The highest women's sport was soccer with a 978.

Here is a list of the Golden Eagle head coaches APR portfolios for their Southern Miss tenures:

Scott Berry, Baseball Single-Year APR
2008-09 1000
Larry Fedora, Football Single-Year APR
2008-09 950
2007-08 910
Larry Eustachy, Men's Basketball Single-Year APR
2008-09 938
2007-08 953
2006-07 852
2005-06 826
2004-05 900
2003-04 1000
Joye Lee-McNelis, Women's Basketball Single-Year APR
2008-09 963
2007-08 929
2006-07 925
2005-06 953
2004-05 862
2003-04 942
Kevin Stephen, Women's Indoor Track Single-Year APR
2008-09 957
2007-08 971
Kevin Stephen, Women's Outdoor Track Single-Year APR
2008-09 958
2007-08 971

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