Keith Allen will begin his 7th season at TKA this fall and 5th as Varsity Football Head Coach after serving the previous two as Defensive Coordinator. At King’s Academy Coach Allen has a Head Coaching record of 34-10, winning 3 consecutive South Florida Football Conference championships and playing in the 2018 State Championship.
Coach Allen is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduate of Union High School. After high school Coach Allen went on to earn his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and his MA of Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University.
Prior to his time at TKA, Coach Allen spent 19 years coaching at the collegiate level. Coach Allen’s career began at the University of Oklahoma as a student assistant from 1994 to 1997. After leaving Oklahoma, Coach Allen served as defensive backs coach for Northeast Louisiana University for one season.
After his spell at NLU, Coach Allen became the Director of Recruiting and Assistant Director of Operations at TCU from 1998-2000 where he worked under head coach Dennis Franchione and helped the program win the WAC Championship. Coach Allen left TCU to become the Defensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator at Quincy University from 2000-2002.
In 2002 Coach Allen accepted the position of Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at San Jose State University. During his time at SJSU, Coach Allen’s kick return unit finished in the top 15 nationally twice, including 3rd in the nation in 2002. Coach Allen was also the main recruiter for San Jose State star and eventual Green Bay Packer star receiver James Jones.
After leaving San Jose State in 2005, Coach Allen became the Defensive and Special Teams coordinator at Southwest Baptist University. In 2007, SBU named Coach Allen as the head coach, a position which he held for 5 seasons before coming to TKA. Coach Allen left SBU as the winningest coach in school history, having led the program to 3 consecutive winning seasons from 2009-2011. Coach Allen’s teams finished in the top 5 in total offense nationally during that stretch.
Since becoming The King’s Academy’s Head Football Coach, Coach Allen has been named:
- 2016 South Florida Conference Coach of the Year
- 2016 Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year
- 2016-17 TKA Coach of the Year
- 2017 South Florida Conference Coach of the Year
- 2018 Palm Beach Post Coach of the Year
- 2018 Sun Sentinel Coach of the Year
- 2018 Class 3A FloridaHSFootball.com Coach of the Year
- 2018- 2019 National Federation of High Schools Football Coach of the Year – Florida