The WSU men's basketball team will recognize its seniors in the final regular-season home game against UW, Saturday at Beasley Coliseum at 5 p.m.
The Cougars won the two regular season matchups with the Huskies last season.
Curtis Allen enters his 10th season under the tutelage of Washington State University head coach Ken Bone and fourth as an assistant coach for the Cougars in 2012-13. Allen serves as an assistant coach, recruiter, and on-the-floor coach at WSU, as well as the recruiting coordinator.
Bone served as an assistant coach during Allen's final two seasons as a member of the University of Washington basketball team. A Tacoma, Wash. native, Allen joined Bone's staff at Portland State in 2005, where he served as an assistant coach the previous four seasons. At PSU, Allen was involved with all aspects of coaching on the floor for the Vikings. He primarily worked with the guards and the defensive side of the game, and was heavily involved in recruiting.
In Allen's four seasons at PSU, the Vikings posted a 77-49 record, including the two best seasons in school history. In 2007-08, the Vikings won a school-record 23 games and earned PSU its first berth in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The following season, the Vikings matched the 23 wins and made a second-straight tournament appearance.
The 2008-09 season was highlighted by the school's first win against a ranked opponent when the Vikings defeated No. 7 Gonzaga 77-70 in Spokane. During Allen's tenure, PSU placed 10 student-athletes on All-Big Sky Conference teams, including three first team selections and the 2008 conference player of the year (Jeremiah Dominguez).
Allen, who played at Washington from 2000-04, spent one year as an assistant varsity coach at University Prep in Seattle. He also coached at Ballard High School during the summer of 2005, participated in UW and Seattle Pacific Basketball camps and operated his own camp at the Ballard Boys and Girls Clubs.
While a member of the Husky basketball team, Allen competed in 117 games, starting 51. He was the most accurate free throw shooter in UW history, making 202-of-233 for a .867 mark. Allen also made 151 career 3-point field goals to rank second all-time. He was eighth all-time in assists (286) and 10th in steals (99). Allen was part of the 2003-04 Husky team that made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999.
Allen received a degree in general studies from Washington in 2005. He and his wife Alissa were married in August 2007 and have two sons, Trey, born December of 2008 and Noah, born March of 2012.
The Curtis Allen File
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