About Mike Allen Sports
It takes hard work and a total commitment to yourself and your game. But if you remain dedicated, we can make you one promise – we will make you mentally and physically ready for the basketball opportunity of your lifetime; whenever it presents itself. For some of you, that means making the high school team. For others, it is getting that Division One scholarship to college. And for a select few, it means going professional, where someone is writing you a check for what you can do on the court.
I’ve traveled this road a long while. That is why I know exactly what it takes, and definitely what it doesn’t. But the reason I keep doing this is because I absolutely love helping a player realize his maximum potential. So, if you’re interested in letting your game do the talking for you; let us get you headed in the right direction. Now, I will warn you…our game has two components. It is a power game as much as a fundamentals game. But if you possess the desire to be everything you can be on the court and off; come on down and we’ll show you the light…so eventually the spotlight will be shining on you.
About Mike Allen
Born of the heart of a professional athlete who had a dream beyond professional basketball, Mike Allen had a vision to make a difference using sports as a tool, not only in the professional sports world, but also in schools, churches community centers, and boys’ and girls’ clubs all across the country.
Using sports, motivational speaking, and music as a tool to motivate and challenge people from all walks of life, Mike Allen shows others how to set goals and achieve them by working hard. Mike has developed a sizable following not only because he leads by example, but also because he leads with integrity, honesty, passion and respect for everyone. Mike Allen has the privilege of speaking to thousands of youth at basketball clinics/camps, school assemblies, PAL leagues and other events all across the world for over 20 years.
Mike Allen believes that the sports dynamic can accomplish great things in the correct environment. Through teaching and developing sports-related skills, everyone in attendance benefits, learning the importance of sportsmanship, education, drug-and-alcohol avoidance, and career planning.
Education and Coaching Experience
De Anza College
Head Women’s Basketball Coach / Player Development
High School Coaching
Castilleja HS - Palo Alto, CA
The King’s Academy - Sunnyvale, CA
Gunderson High School
William Jessup University
Master of Leadership and Sport Management, 2017-Present
San Jose Christian College
Bachelor of Arts, 1991-1995
Awards and Achievements
As a Student
William Jessup Memorial Award (Leadership, Character and Service)
Student Body President, 1995
Recipient of “Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities” in Recognition of Outstanding Merit
As a Player
NBCAA National Champs 93’, 94’, 95’
MVP NBCAA National Championship 95’
As a Coach
Featured in SportsStars Magazine – December (2013)
AAU, USA Basketball & NCAA Certified & Licensed
Featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine (10 page article) -March (2014)
Led Gunderson HS program from BVAL “C” League 2011, BVAL “B” League 2012 & 2013, BVAL “A” League 2014 and their first BVAL “A” League Championship in 26 years 2016.
Central Coast Section HS Play-offs 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (Girls Varsity)
Central Coast Section HS Play-offs 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Boys Varsity)
1991-92 NBCAA Final-Four/ NCCAA Elite 8
1992-93 NBCAA Champions/ NCCAA Elite 8
1993-94 NBCAA Champions
1994-95 NBCAA Champions/ NCCAA Elite 8
20+ players coached are playing D1 Basketball
40+ players coached are playing D2/D3 Basketball
30+ players coached are playing NAIA Basketball
50+ players coached are playing JUCO Basketball