Allen named new volleyball coach
Texas A&M-Kingsville Athletics
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Texas A&M-Kingsville Director of Athletics Kenneth Oliver named Tanya Allen as the new head coach of the volleyball program on Wednesday.
Allen comes to the Javelinas after an outstanding three seasons as head coach at Frank Phillips College in Border, Texas. She was a three-time Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and two-time NJCAA District V Coach of the Year during her tenure.
“We are excited to welcome Tanya into the Javelina family,” said Oliver. “She has been extremely successful as a player and coach wherever she has been and we are confident she can continue to move our program forward.”
Allen has posted a 110-30 record in her three seasons at Frank Phillips. She has won three conference titles and a pair of NJCAA Region V West Championships. In 2008, she guided the team to an 11th place finish nationally. In 2009, her squad finished in eighth place. She has coached five All-Americans, 11 All-Region players and 14 All-Conference players.
Prior to taking over as the head coach, Allen served one year as an assistant at Frank Phillips. The team went 42-3 and made an appearance in the NJCAA Final Four.
Allen played collegiately at New Mexico State where she was a part of two Sun Belt Conference Championship teams, made three NCAA Tournament appearances and went 113-19 in four years. She was a team captain as a senior. She was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team on two occasions. At Deming High School, she was named the New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year.
Allen takes over a Javelina squad that went 10-16 in 2010 and has 10 players returning for next year.