George E. Allen (coach)

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For the college football coach at Cumberland University of the same name, see George E. Allen. For the professional football coach and politician, see George Allen (American football coach).
George E. Allen
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Allen pictured in The Prism 1943, Maine yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1911-12-31)December 31, 1911
Oldtown, Kentucky
Died September 2, 1997(1997-09-02) (aged 85)
Playing career

West Virginia
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–c. 1954


Brown (backfield)
Fordham (backfield)

Head coaching record
Overall 15–11–2 (football)
73–53 (basketball)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1947)

George E. "Eck" Allen (December 31, 1911 – September 2, 1997) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Maine in 1941 and from 1946 to 1948, tallying a mark of 15–11–2. Allen was also the head basketball coach at Brown University from 1938 to 1941 and at Maine from 1945 to 1949, compiling a career college basketball record of 73–53.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Allen was born in Oldtown, Kentucky and attended high school in Ashland. He played football at the West Virginia University from 1932 to 1934.[1]

Later life and death[edit]

After retiring from coaching, Allen worked as a salesman of materials used in steel production. He died on September 2, 1997 at the age of 85 after a long illness. He was a resident of Kissimmee, Florida at the time of his death.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1941)
1941 Maine 3–2–2
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1946–1948)
1946 Maine 2–5
1947 Maine 6–1 1st
1948 Maine 4–3
Maine: 15–11–2
Total: 15–11–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Brown (NCAA Division I Independent) (1938–1941)
1938–39 Brown 16-4 NCAA Elite Eight
1939–40 Brown 13–6
1940–41 Brown 10-10
Brown: 39–20 (.661)
Maine (Yankee Conference) (1945–1947)
1945–46 Maine 10-4 4-4 3rd
1946–47 Maine 9-8 2-4 4th
1947–48 Maine 11-7
1948–49 Maine 4-14
Maine: 34–33 (.507) 6–8 (.429)
Total: 73–53 (.579)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "MAINE PICKS ALLEN AS FOOTBALL HEAD; McLaughry's Aide at Brown Succeeds Brice -- Starred at West Virginia". The New York Times. January 23, 1941. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "ALLEN". Osceola News-Gazette. September 1997. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 

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