Archie Allen

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Archie Allen
Biographical details
Born March 18, 1913
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Died November 1, 2006(2006-11-01) (aged 93)
Alma mater Springfield College
Playing career
1934–1936 Springfield College
1937 Norfolk Tars
1938–1940 Binghamton Triplets
1940 Scranton Red Sox
1940 Norfolk Tars
1940 Tulsa Oilers
Position(s) Outfielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947 Springfield College (Asst.)
1948–1978 Springfield College
Head coaching record
Overall 454–257–7
Archie Allen
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1963 Pan American Games Team Competition
Representing  Netherlands
European Baseball Championship
Gold medal – first place 1964 European Championship Team Competition

Archie Patrick Allen (born March 18, 1913 – November 1, 2006) was an American college baseball coach, serving primarily as head coach of the Springfield College team from 1948–1978.

Playing career

After 3 seasons as an outfielder at Springfield College, Allen played professionally for the Norfolk Tars, Binghamton Triplets, Scranton Red Sox and Tulsa Oilers.

Coaching career

After coaching in high school, Allen joined John Bunn's coaching staff at Springfield College.[1]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Springfield Pride (Independent) (1948–1978)
1948 Springfield 8–13
1949 Springfield 13–4
1950 Springfield 9–7
1951 Springfield 16–7 1951 College World Series
1952 Springfield 11–4
1953 Springfield 16–5
1954 Springfield 15–3 NCAA Baseball Tournament
1955 Springfield 14–7 1955 College World Series
1956 Springfield 7–11 NCAA Baseball Tournament
1957 Springfield 11–10 NCAA Baseball Tournament
1958 Springfield 15–3
1959 Springfield 11–6–1
1960 Springfield 11–5–1
1961 Springfield 15–6
1962 Springfield 9–11
1963 Springfield 8–12
1964 Springfield 9–13
1965 Springfield 10–11–1
1966 Springfield 13–7–1
1967 Springfield 14–7
1968 Springfield 18–11–1
1969 Springfield 27–7
1970 Springfield 20–9–1 1970 Division II College World Series
1971 Springfield 22–6–1
1972 Springfield 19–5
1973 Springfield 17–10
1974 Springfield 11–14
1975 Springfield 19–7
1976 Springfield 21–12
1977 Springfield 19–10
1978 Springfield 26–14
Springfield: 84–58–1
Total: 454–257–7

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ Garry Brown (January 19, 2018). "Archie Allen found his true baseball calling as Springfield College coach". www.masslive.com. Mass Live. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
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