UMES Drops Frankie Allen as Men’s Head Basketball Coach


Frankie Allen, men’s head basketball coach at Maryland Eastern-Shore (UMES) for six seasons, will not return next year, the school announced March 12.

Allen was hired in 2008 at UMES and has compiled an overall record of 42-139. He had previously served as a head coach at Virginia Tech, Tennessee State, and Howard.

"We thank Coach Allen for the time he dedicated to UMES," director of athletics Keith Davidson said, as the school announced it would not renew his contract. "We appreciate his service and wish him well in his future endeavors."

Allen will turn 65 on April 7 and in addition to his head coaching experience had also served as first assistant coach at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for two seasons and at Radford University for one season.

UMES will immediately begin a national search to name Allen's successor.

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UMES Drops Frankie Allen as Men's Head Basketball Coach

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