Head Coach: Taylor Allen

2017-18Coach 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 (Layton,Ut). 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 two minors, a Minor in Coaching and a second in Physical Education. He also earned his M.Ed in Secondary Ed from Utah State University. Currently he teaches AP Comparative Politics, AP U.S. Government, US Government and World Civilizations at Syracuse High. He is also an AP Reader each summer for AP Gov.

Prior to Syracuse, Allen 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 and was also the head wrestling coach for the Bengals. Prior to Brighton Coach Allen assisted at Northridge High School while earning his degrees.

He recently finished his sixth season as Head Coach for the Titan Girls (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020+), and his seventh overall with the girls 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 8 years.

The Titan girls went 10-6-1 overall in Allen’s first season, a seven and a half win improvement from the previous season, going 8-4-0 in region play to qualify for the state playoffs for the first time since the school’s 3rd season (2009).

As a Head Coach, Coach Allen has led the Lady Titans to the state playoffs (5A and 6A) every year as head coach (6x), has coached two All-Americans, one Deseret News Ms. Soccer, one 6A MVP (Deseret News), one Player of the Year (Salt Lake Tribune), one United Soccer Coaches Utah Player of the Year,

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23 all-staters, two area MVP’s (Standard Examiner), 25 All Area selections and has helped to send 19 girls to play at the collegiate level. He has helped earn two Region titles, two Final Four appearances and one state runner up finish in the 6A classification.

In 2017, coach’s third season, he helped the Titans lead the state in scoring and set school records in wins (17), they went undefeated at home (9-0), and finished 2nd in state with a heartbreaking loss in the state title game, the ’17 girls led the 6A classification in scoring (84 goals, 4.2 per game avg). 2018 saw the Titans lead the 6A classification in both scoring and scoring defense (a school record 10 goals against, .53 per game), the girls had the best win % in school history (.895%) and a new SHS single season record for shutouts (12). In 2019 the Titans led the 6A classification in scoring (69 goals, 3.8 per game avg) again including a school record 53 goals scored during region play (3.8 per game avg). 2020 the titans once again led the 6A classification in a per game scoring average while playing their toughest season schedule to date. (72 goals, 3.8 per game avg)

In addition to winning on the field, Allen’s teams excel off the field as well. The average GPA of his girls teams 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 ten 5A/6A Academic All-State Recipients in the last 5 seasons (11 in school history). Every year the team also participates in player led community service projects to give back to the local Syracuse and West Point community.

He is the all time wins leader at Syracuse Girls Soccer 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.

In 2019 Coach Allen took over the boys program at SHS. He looks forward to leading them to their first winning season in school history and many state playoff wins and region championships.

He lives in Roy with his incredible wife Shalie their 4 kids and their half dog/rat Daisy and cat Lulu. He can be contacted by email taallen@dsdmail.net (notice the 2 a’s).

Allen’s Year by Year with the SHS Girls

Year W L T Pct. Conf.
Pct. Postseason
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
2018 17 2 0 .895 11 1 0 .917 UHSAA Region 1 Champions, 6A State Semi Finalist
2019 14 4 0 .778 11 3 0 .786 UHSAA 6A RPI #4 seed, 6A Quarterfinals
Ovrll 65 25 2 .717 46 16 0 .742  
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