Claude Allen (athlete)

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Claude Arthur Allen (April 29, 1885 in Olean, New York – January 18, 1979 in Roselle, New Jersey) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and a college basketball head coach. In 1904, Allen placed fifth in the pole vault competition.

Allen coached the Niagara basketball team for the 1909–10 season and the St. John's basketball team for the 1910–11 season. Allen's St. John's team finished the season with a 14–0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]


  1. ^ "St. John's season-by-season results". Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 

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