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Jeff Allen Named WBCA Junior College Coach of Year Finalist

Collin College Coach Jeff AllenApril 14, 2016 – Collin College congratulates Coach Jeff Allen on being a finalist for the 2016 United States Marine Corps/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College National Coach of the Year. 

Allen, who was named Region 5 Coach of the Year for the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference in March, led the Lady Cougars to back-to-back conference titles with 13-1 records in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The Lady Cougars finished the 2015-16 season with a record 26 wins and ranked 12th in the nation.

Allen has been a coach at Collin College for 12 years and a head coach for 19 years. He was also named a WABC Junior College Coach of the Year finalist in 2013-14. 

“It’s always nice to be recognized nationally for what your program is doing,” Allen said. “A lot of the credit goes to the players for playing well, doing the things they were supposed to do and winning the ballgames that they did.” 

Allen extended his thanks to his coaching staff, the Collin College administration and Dr. Sherry Schumann, a senior vice president and athletic director at the college, for their support. 

“It was nice to be recognized, but it was really a team effort,” Allen said.

Dr. Schumann called Allen “an outstanding coach, well-deserving of this recognition.”

“Coach Allen is taking the program to new heights and he, and his student athletes, continue to draw national attention to the quality of athletic competition at Collin College,” Dr. Schumann said. 

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit