Allen Edwards

Allen Edwards (born December 16, 1975)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UMass Minutemen (Head coach: Frank Martin)
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Teams coached: Wyoming Cowboys
Wyoming record: 60-76 (.441)
Overall record: 60-76 (.441)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Championships:  1  (2017)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present UMass (assoc. HC)
2020-2022 Loyola Marymount (asst)
2016-2020 Wyoming
2011-2016 Wyoming (asst)
2010-2011 Western Kentucky (asst)
2009-2010 Towson (asst)
2006-2009 VCU (asst)
2003-2006 Morehead State (asst)
2002-2003 Kentucky (special asst)

Allen Edwards Facts

  • Allen Eugene Edwards
  • Born December 16, 1975
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: University of Kentucky (BS, 2003)
  • Graduated from Miami Senior HS (FL), where he played basketball for future college coach Frank Martin
  • Played four years at Kentucky for head coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith; won two National Championships (1996 & 1998) at UK
    • Played professionally from 1998 to 2001 for the Rockford Lightning (CBA), Dakota Wizards (IBA) and Cincinnati Stuff (IBL)
  • Returned to Kentucky to finish his degree in 2002 and spent one season as a special assistant to Tubby Smith
  • Spent the next thirteen seasons as a full-time assistant coach, first under Kyle Macy at Morehead State, then under Anthony Grant at VCU, Pat Kennedy at Towson, Ken McDonald at WKU and finally for five seasons at Wyoming under Larry Shyatt
  • Promoted to Wyoming’s head coach in 2016 following Shyatt’s resignation
  • Hired in April 2020 to join first-year head coach Stan Johnson‘s staff at Loyola Marymount
  • Two years later, Edwards reunited with his old HS coach Frank Martin, becoming associate head coach at UMass
  • Along with his wife, LaTanya, has two daughters and one son

Allen Edwards Coaching Tree