Jimmy Allen

Jimmy Allen (born June 15, 1971)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Army Black Knights
Current conference: Patriot League
Averett record^: 97-70 (.581)
Army record: 81-96 (.458)
Overall record^: 178-166 (.517)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2021)
  • Patriot League Regular Season Champion:  0
  • USA South (Div III) Regular Season Champion:  3  (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Patriot League Tournament Champion:  0
  • USA South (Div III) Tournament Champion:  3  (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  3  (2006, 2007, 2009)

Awards:

  • USA South (Div III) Coach of the Year:  3  (2005, 2007, 2008)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Army
2015-2016 Army (assoc. HC)
2010-2015 Army (asst)
2004-2010 Averett
2002-2004 Wofford (asst)
1996-2002 Navy (asst)
1993-1996 Emory & Henry (asst)

Jimmy Allen Facts

  • James Byars Allen, Jr.
  • Born June 15, 1971
  • Hometown: Warrington, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Emory and Henry College (BS, 1993)
  • Four-year starter for Bob Johnson at D-III Emory and Henry; inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant under Johnson for three seasons at his alma mater
  • Was an assistant at Navy for six seasons under Don DeVoe and for two seasons at Wofford under Mike Young
  • Spent six seasons as the head coach at D-III Averett University, going 97-70 overall and winning three USA South COY awards
  • Was an assistant for five seasons and associate head coach for one season at Army under Zach Spiker before taking over as head coach in 2016
    • Has gone 81-96 through six seasons as the Black Knights’ head coach; went to the CBI in 2021
  • Along with his wife, Katie, has one son

Jimmy Allen Coaching Tree

  • David Belfield (Belmont Abbey)
  • Brandon Linton (Tufts, Nichols)
  • Ben Wilkins (Seton Hill)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels