Coach Allen has worked with the Special Olympics program at JHS since 2011, is currently head Track & Field coach, and assistant to Coach Blaseck for the Basketball program. The Track team has qualified for the Illinois State Championships the last four seasons, garnering gold medals in 4x100m relay competition as well as individual events, adding to the growing JHS overall medal count. He reminds the athletes that its not all about winning, but the attempt at putting forth best efforts as a supportive team. Winning is the frosting.

Prior to joining the program at Jacobs, he worked with Special Olympics of San Diego, following his experience at SIU-Carbondale as a Special Olympics volunteer and in-residence Camp Counselor at Touch of Nature. He was a Track & Field sprinter/pole-vaulter in H.S., and skied competitively until a serious car wreck he was a passenger in changed things.. He continues to play drums in a part-time band. Coach Allen works with the Autism program of Ed. Services at Jacobs as a Paraprofessional.


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