CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay has promoted associate head football coach Marquase Lovings to interim head coach for the Governors' upcoming season.
Athletic director Gerald Harrison announced Lovings' promotion on Tuesday, days after Mark Hudspeth resigned after one season for personal reasons.
Harrison said he met with both coaches and players on the team before making his decision. Lovings was defensive line coach last season, helping Austin Peay rank eighth nationally defending the run and 12th in total defense.
Before coming to Austin Peay, Lovings was defensive line coach at Nicholls in 2017. He also was an assistant for seven seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette.
A walk-on tight end at Howard, Lovings started his career as a defensive quality control coach in 2007 at Mississippi State.