GW Names Hall of Famer Scott Allen Associate Director of Athletic Alumni Programs
Former Head Golf Coach and Student-Athlete Returns Following Stint at Penn
Aug. 15, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington University announced today that Scott Allen has been hired as Associate Director of Athletic Alumni Programs. Allen returns to his alma mater following a four-year stint as Penn's Director of Golf, where he served as the head coach of the men's program while overseeing the direction of the women's program.
"This is a special homecoming for me - returning not only to my alma mater, but to a university that gave me my start as a professional, and where I spent the majority of my adult life," said Allen. "Returning to GW in this capacity, where I'll have the opportunity to work with and reconnect with the thousands of GW student-athletes past and present, is very exciting."
In his new capacity at George Washington, Allen will work to develop and manage programs and activities that engage alumni with areas of interest in athletics. These programs and activities will serve primarily to promote alumni involvement with the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation and its 23 varsity intercollegiate teams.
"Having someone in this role with Scott's institutional knowledge, connections and passion for the Buff and Blue is important, exciting and very promising," said Associate Athletics Director/Senior Executive Director of Athletics Development Scarlett Schmidt. "We are all very eager for Scott to continue to reconnect this university's storied past with the exciting future in intercollegiate athletics and campus recreation."
Prior to his tenure at Penn, where he also served as the department's recruiting coordinator under the Senior Associate Athletics Director, Allen spent 14 years as head coach of GW's golf program, which he departed as the winningest golf coach in GW history. In 2006 he led the Colonials to their first NCAA Tournament berth in 60 years, and three years later was inducted into GW's Athletic Hall of Fame. Allen also previously had responsibilities as a compliance assistant and recruiting coordinator for GW Athletics, liaising between the individual intercollegiate sports programs and the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices.
A 1993 GW graduate with a bachelor's degree in political science and dual minors in history and economics, Allen later added a master's degree from his undergraduate alma mater in international affairs in 2000. A four-year starter on the GW golf squad, he lettered four times and served as captain for three seasons. He was named team MVP as a senior and led the Colonials in scoring average and top-five finishes in each of his last two years.
With his wife, Angela, who is also a GW alumna, the couple has two daughters, Maclaren and Yeardley.
Former George Washington student-athletes are encouraged to get in touch with Scott here.