Team: 15-2, 14-5
Allan moved to the greater San Diego area in the summer of 2004.
Having been out of volleyball for 10 seasons due to family commitments
until this past season, Allan believes that now with plenty of time
available to him, he has a lot to offer. He says that he was in the right
place at the right time to be hired as the JV coach at La Costa Canyon
High School in late July 2016 and absolutely loves the program and the
people in it. The school’s gym was under repair during the first two
weeks of tryouts and training in August so the school used the COAST
gym. This is where he witnessed the club’s philosophy towards
excellence, improved facility, some of the coaches in action and wishes
to add to that.
In Ottawa Canada, Allan started the first girls’ volleyball club in 1977. In
the first two seasons of inception the club was the Provincial (State)
Champions and National Finalists’ both years in the Junior (18u) and
Juvenile (16u) categories. In the second season, Allan took the 18u
team to the Open National Championship and finished 2nd.
Beginning in 1982 as a second occupation, (in those days volleyball was
a stipend position) Allan coached and trained the University of Ottawa
Women’s Volleyball team for 10 seasons, finishing out of the medals
once in the latter nine years in the Provincial Championships. The team
was nationally Top 10 ranked seven of those years.
Over the course of his coaching career Allan was fortunate enough to
have the opportunity to train and coach 5 players that ultimately ended
up on Canada’s Junior and/or Senior National Teams.
Allan is also the former Program Coordinator for the Canadian Volleyball
Association which included working with all National Teams and was the
Women’s National team Coordinator for three years.
Allan was the first fully certified Level III Coach in Canada in any sport
and authored three articles and co-authored two coaching manuals and
loves to learn, in fact he credits the success of his 14 – 3 team last
season to just that, finding out how to be better which will help the girls
Allan implemented a mental training program in the last few months of
the season and the girls responded well, learning how to breathe,
compete and let go of the last play. The girls worked so well together
that at their last SCVA tournament, they qualified to go to Division 2.
Allan is looking forward to working with the 15 – 2 team this year and
see how far the team can go.