About

Member of the football team has never had a losing season at SBU!


that in 2010 with a 7-4 record and a 6-5 record in 2011. For the first time in school history, every

Coach Allen
He brought a strong knowledge of the game to SBU from several NCAA Division I programs. He coaches the safeties and special teams along with being the recruiting coordinator.

Allen came here from San Jose State after being with the Spartans for three seasons. San Jose State competes in the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) and has had one of the top special teams the past three years. Allen’s special teams finished in the top half in net punting, punt and kickoff returns, and field goals made in the WAC. In the 2002 season, Allen coached the NCAA Division I-A kickoff return champion in Charles Pauley. Twice, at SJSU, his kickoff return team finished in the top 12 of the nation.

Allen has coached seven players that have gone on to

play professional football: James Jones, Tyson Thompson, Charles Pauley, Marcus Helfman, Jamall Broussard, Pat Dennis, and Kelly Gregg. Pauley is with the San Jose Sabercats in the Arena Football League and Helfman played for the Scottish Claymores in the NFL Europe. Both Broussard and Dennis have been in the NFL as they signed free agent contracts with the Houston Texans. Gregg is now with the Baltimore Ravens.


Allen received first coordinator position in 2000 when he moved to Quincy University in Quincy, IL. He was the defensive and special teams coordinator while also working with the defensive backs. Prior to Quincy, Allen coached at three NCAA Division I Universities. He started out at Oklahoma in 1997 with the defensive line, then moved to NE Louisiana in 1998 to work with the defensive backs. He moved to Texas Christian for the 1998 and 1999 seasons where he was the director of recruiting and assistant director of football operations. While at TCU, he went to two bowl games in the 1998 Sun Bowl and the 1999 GMAC Mobile Bowl. He received his Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2000 from TCU.

Allen broke into coaching at the University of Oklahoma. He was a student assistant coach from 1994 through 1997. In his first year, he worked with strength and conditioning and then moved up to the defensive line in his final two years at OU. After graduating with a civil engineering degree in 1997, he stayed on at OU for a year as a graduate assistant and worked with the defensive line.

Allen and his wife Melissa reside in Bolivar and have been married since June 1999. They have a

six-year old son, James (J.D.) and sixteen-year old daughter, Katie.

University

 
 
 

Division

 
 
 

Year

 
 
 

Position

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Southwest Baptist

 
 
 
 

Southwest Baptist

 
 
 
 

San Jose State

 
 
 
 

Quincy University

 
 
 
 

Texas Christian

 
 
 
 

NE Louisiana

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division II

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division II

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division II

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

NCAA Division I

 
 
 
 

2007-2012

 
 
 
 

2005-2006

 
 
 
 

2002-2005

 
 
 
 

2000-2002

 
 
 
 

1998-2000

 
 
 
 

1997-1998

 
 
 
 

1997

 
 
 
 

1996

 
 
 
 

1995

 
 
 
 

Head Football Coach

 
 
 
 

Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator/ Special Teams / Safeties/ Recruiting Coordinator

 
 
 
 

Special Teams Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator/ Safeties

 
 
 
 

Defensive Coordinator / Special Teams Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator

 
 
 
 

Director of Recruiting / Asst. Director of Football Operations

 
 
 
 

Defensive Backs

 
 
 
 

Defensive Line – Graduate Asst.

 
 
 
 

Defensive Line – Student Asst.

 
 
 
 

Strength and Conditioning – Student Asst.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coaching Stops for Allen

 

Players in Professional Football Coached by Allen

 

Name

 
 
 

School

 
 
 

Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charles Pauley

 
 
 
 

Marcus Helfman

 
 
 
 

Jamall Broussard

 
 
 
 

Pat Dennis

 
 
 
 

Kelly Gregg

 
 
 
 

San Jose State

 
 
 
 

San Jose State

 
 
 
 

San Jose State

 
 
 
 

NE Louisiana

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma

 
 
 
 

San Jose Sharks (Arena)

 
 
 
 

Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe)

 
 
 
 

Houston Texans (NFL)

 
 
 
 

Houston Texans (NFL)

 
 
 
 

Baltimore Ravens (NFL)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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