Mike Allen begins his 14th season serving as Asst. Men's Soccer Coach for Merrimack in 2015, investing over a decade of coaching prowess to the Warriors.
The most recent season was one of the best ever for the Warriors, as Allen contribued to a team that advanced to the East Region Final of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, and in the process, hosted an NCAA Tournament game for the first time ever. The Warriors won 15 games, tying the second most wins ever for a single season.
His efforts on the coaching staff helped produce arguably the greatest season in program history in 2012, as the Warriors finished 15-4-2, earning their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament while also laying claim to the NE-10 regular season title.
Allen's success stems from his playing days as an all-division player at Bishop Hendricken in Warwick, R.I. He walked onto the University of Connecticut men's soccer team in 1998, helping the Huskies win the Big East regular season title in 1999 and capture the Big East Tournament title and a berth into the College Cup Final Four in 2000.
Upon graduation from UConn, Allen spent one season with the PDL Rhode Island Stingrays and has played on various amatuer teams in the region, now playing in the BSSL.
Allen maintains both his NSCAA National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma for coaching, while also coaching youth for the local Timberwolves Soccer and Match Alert.
Originally a native of Rhode Island, Allen works with The 3M Company as a Traffic Safety Specialist and currently resides in Atkinson, NH, with his wife Shannon and son Jude.