Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to Host Autograph Session
Hawks Lose to Savannah State 59-44 in MEAC Tournament Opener
UMES Drops Regular Season Finale to Savannah State
Frankie Allen and Fred Batchelor join the program
Fred Batchelor, Frankie Allen and Troy Snyder to appear on the show
See Mark Sutton's shots from the game at the Norfolk Scope Arena.
See Yusuf Abdullah's pics from the men's game at Maryland on December 5, 2012.
See Mark Sutton's shots of the action from the first round of the 2012 MEAC Tournament when the Hawks took on NCCU.
Men's basketball against Howard - Homecoming - February 26, 2011 - Hytche Athletic Center - Photos by Megan Raymond
MBB at Howard - January 29, 2011 - Burr Gymnasium - Washington, D.C. - Photos by Mark Sutton
Frankie Allen is in his third season as the Head Coach for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team. He was named Head Coach in June 2008 and brings a tremendous wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Hawks.
Despite a 7-23 record in Allen's first season (2008-2009) with the team, they remained competitive and showed a marked improvement from the 2007-08 season.
The Hawks continued to progress as they ended the 2009-2010 season with an 11-21 mark. Allen's team recorded the most wins for the men's program since 2000-2001. Allen also led the Hawks to an 8-8 conference record, which also marked the most conference wins for the program since 2000-2001.
Prior to joining UMES, Allen spent two seasons at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as an Assistant Coach. In 2007-08, he helped lead the Retrievers to an NCAA Tournament berth. Allen's teams at UMBC were 36-28.
Preceding his head coaching post at UMES, Allen had been a Head Coach at three NCAA Division I institutions since 1987. He served Virginia Tech as its Head Coach from 1987-91, earning Coach of the Year honors from the Metro Conference and Virginia Sportswriters in 1988. He went on to Tennessee State University, where he coached the Tigers for nine seasons (1991-2000). His Tennessee State teams won three Ohio Valley Conference titles (1993, 1994, 1995) and made a pair of appearances (1993, 1994) in the NCAA Tournament.
Most recently, Allen was the Head Coach at Howard University (2000-05), where he inherited a team that compiled a 3-52 record in the previous two seasons. The Bison recorded double-digit victories in his first three seasons, including the school's first winning record (18-13, 2001-02) in 16 years.
In 2005-06, Allen served as assistant men's basketball coach at Radford University where the Highlanders posted a record of 16-13.
Allen had a brilliant playing career for Roanoke (Va.) College from 1967-71. He remains the all-time leading scorer (2,780 points) and rebounder (1,758) at any collegiate level in the state of Virginia.
He was a three-time Virginia College Basketball Player of the Year (1969-71) and earned All-American honors in his senior season. Moreover, Allen was the first African-American resident student to earn a degree (B.A., Philosophy) from Roanoke College.
Allen is married to Cynthia Rogers and has three daughters, Talhia and Ashley Allen of Nashville, Tenn. and Alexis Pate of Washington, D.C.