Austin Peay State University has named its new athletics director. Derek van der Merwe comes to Clarksville from Central Michigan University, where he was the Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer. van der Merwe is a 16 year veteran of athletic administration all with Central Michigan. van der Merwe replaces long time athletics director Dave Loos, who relinquished the post earlier this year. Loos will remain with Austin Peay as men’s basketball coach.