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Dr. Anthony Pappas

Dr. Anthony Pappas


Experience: 34 Years
Last Association: Waterloo West High School

Dr. Anthony Pappas

In his 29th year as head coach at Waterloo West High School and 32nd 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. Dr. Pappas has been one of the original members of the McDonald's All American Selection Committee.

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. In 2016 he was awared the prestigious Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball.

Coaching Record: 433-277
State Tournaments: 6 State Tournament berths, including 5 Final Four appearances
You can learn more about Dr. Tony Pappas and his impact on the game at

•Morgan Wooten Lifetime Achievement Award in Coaching High School Basketball, 2016
•Inducted into the Iowa Girl’s Coaches Association Basketball Hall of Fame, April, 2005
•Coached the 1999 National High School Player of the Year (USA Today, Parade, WBCA)
•Coached the MVP of the 1993 NAIA Women’s National Championships
•Coached the MVP of the 1992 NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four
•Coached the MVP of the 1989 National Junior College Women’s National Championships and National Junior College Player of the Year
•Had teams ranked in the Top 10 of the State of Iowa in seventeen of the last twenty-two years
•Three of the last nine teams have finished in the Final Four, and State Runner-Up twice in the 4-A Iowa State Tournament
•1997 Team ranked 15th in USA Today, 1998 Team ranked 8th in USA Today, 1999 Team ranked 14th in USA Today, 2002 Team ranked 9th in Street and Smith
•Done one-man clinics in several major cities in both the United States and Canada
•Has produced two of the top selling video tapes on offensive low post play and also produced video tapes/dvds on shooting, perimeter play, rebounding and zone defense
•Had over 20 high school players sign with a Division I school
•Over 15,000 basketball players have attended his post clinics
•Has been a guest speaker for the NCAA, the IGHSAU, the IACA, the IBCA, and the WBCA
•Selected as the Site Director for the NIKE / Blue Star National Elite Basketball Camp
•Selected as Floor Director for the NIKE All-American Camp in Indianapolis, IN
•Coached four different teams that competed internationally in Europe, Australia, and Canada and currently has a 19 game winning streak on three different continents
•Has won several Coach of the Year awards
•Site Director for the Blue Star All American Camps & Collegiate Post Camps held all across America
•Has had several articles published in national magazines and newspapers and produced basketball videos/dvds that are sold all over the world
•Has had teams ranked Nationally in 1989, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002
•Has had three players play professionally in the WNBA and one in Europe
•Regional scout for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)
•Finalist for the WBCA National Coach of the Year Award and selected to coach in the NIKE / WBCA All-American Game in April 1998