Coach Allen hails from all over the west. Having lived in Arizona, Idaho, California, Utah and New Mexico. He was a multi sport Varsity athlete in Soccer & Wrestling, while prepping at Northridge High School. Coach also played soccer competitively for clubs in both California and Utah growing up.
Allen graduated from Weber State University with a major in History and a dual Minor in Physical Education and Coaching. He also earned his M.Ed in Secondary Ed from Utah State. Currently he teaches AP Comparative Politics, AP U.S. Government, US Government and World Civilizations @ Syracuse High.
Prior to Syracuse, Coach taught and coached at Brighton high school. There he was an assistant for the Brighton boys soccer team with legendary soccer coaches Russ Boyer and Tom Cushing. He also was the head wrestling coach.
He will enter his fourth season as Head Coach for the Titan Girls (2015, 2016, 2017, +), fifth with the program having served as an assistant for a year under Todd Schwartz (2014). He also has been an assistant with Coach Brown on the SHS wrestling staff for 5 years.
As a Head Coach, Coach Allen has led the Titans to the state playoffs (5A and 6A) every year as head coach (3x), has coached one 6A MVP (Deseret News), one Player of the Year (Salt Lake Tribune), 10 all-staters, one area MVP, 12 All Area selections and has helped to send 12 girls to play at the collegiate level. He has helped earn one Region title and one state runner up finish in the 6A classification. In 2017 he helped the Titans set school records in wins (17), went undefeated at home (9-0), and finished 2nd in state with a heartbreaking loss in the state title game.
In addition to winning on the field, Allen’s teams excel off the field as well. The average GPA of his players has improved steadily over three years with 2017 showing a 3.781 average. Players under his tutelage have consistently earned Honor Roll, and High Honor Roll. The highlight being three 5A Academic All-State Recipients in the last 3 seasons, every year the team also participates in player led community service projects to give back to the local Syracuse community.
He is the all time wins leader at Syracuse in overall, region and playoff wins. He is the Region 1 coach of the year (all sports) for 2017, the 2017 Girls Soccer Coach of the Year for the Standard Examiner and the recipient of the 2017 UHSAA Distinguished Service Award, 6A Coach of the year (all sports) class of 2017.
He lives in Roy with his incredible wife Shalie and 4 kids and half dog/rat Daisy. He can be contacted by email through his school webpage or at firstname.lastname@example.org (notice the 2 a’s)
|2015||10||6||1||.618||8||4||0||.667||UHSAA 5A First Round|
|2016||7||10||1||.417||6||6||0||.500||UHSAA 5A First Round|
|2017||17||3||0||.850||10||2||0||.833||UHSAA Region 1 Champions, 6A State Runner Up|