Thursday, December 19, 2013

Looking forward to 2014

I just finished my first semester as a high school teacher and coach.  Man, what a change from being a college head coach for the past 7 years.  I am teaching Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry.  Luckily I have a degree in Civil Engineering so the Math isn't very difficult to teach.  I am enjoying my time in South Florida and am looking forward to whatever the Lord brings us in 2014!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Our family was able to move to West Palm Beach Florida this summer!  My wife and I were both able to find employment at The King's Academy.  We are adjusting to the change and the kids really love South Florida.  Don't really know what's next for the Allen Family,.  All I really know is we need to enjoy our time together as a family. God is good!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Beginnings

When my contract wasn't renewed at SBU, my initial concern wasn't for me or my family, it was for my assistant coaches.  Fortunately all 5 full time coaches are gainfully employed, 3 with new coordinator titles and 4 with pay raises. Coach Clardy was retained by the new SBU coach along with graduate assistants Steve Cole and Frank Halliburton.  Coach Coon and Coach Wilkerson were hired at Northwest Mississippi Community College, the premiere junior college in Mississippi.  Coach Powell and Williams were hired at Seton Hill.  Coach Sherman was hired at West Virginia State University.

I, however, am patiently waiting and working towards my next opportunity.

God is Good!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013- A New Year and a New Start

Well, I start off 2013 unemployed.  One bright spot is that 2 of my 5 full time coaches have found new jobs and are in the process of moving right now, I am hoping the other three find jobs quickly.

The last 3 weeks have been a very long and trying time for me as I am having to prepare to sell my house and find a new job to help support my family.  Thankfully I have an awesome wife and a great family.  Melissa has been working her tail off to clean and declutter our house.  For the past 7 years she has worked very hard at her job in the Springfield Public school district.  She started out as a Biology teacher and has worked her way into an Assistant Principal.  Now she may have to start all over again if I can get another coaching job.

Please keep us and all of those looking for work to find whatever God is putting in front of them.

Continued Blessings and Success in 2013!