Latonia Allen

Latonia Allen will be entering her 1st season at Tennessee Temple University as the Head Volleyball Coach.  She comes to Tennessee Temple after four seasons at Division II Davis and Elkins College.  Coach Allen has a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Alderson Broaddus College and a Masters of Science in Athletic Training from California University of PA.

            Latonia Allen is from Greencastle, PA where she was a three sport athlete at Greencastle Antrim High School.  She helped lead the volleyball team to several district championships and was awarded Mid Penn Player of the Year her senior year.  She continued her career at Division II Alderson Broaddus College where she was the 2001 WVIAC Freshmen of Year, four time 1st Team WVIAC All Conference, 2 time All Region, and the 2004 WVIAC Player of the Year.  She set a school record for 28 kills in a match as well as other statistical records during her career. 

            While at Davis and Elkins College, she helped turn around a struggling program.  They were able to have consecutive 20 win seasons as well as the programs 1st ever win at the WVIAC Tournament.  She recruited and coached four all conference players who were able to set new statistical records for the program.  She also developed West Virginia Highland Elite Volleyball Club, the areas first traveling volleyball club for middle school and high school girls.

            "I am so blessed for the opportunity that God has given me to coach volleyball at Tennessee Temple University.  I truly feel this is where I am meant to be and I look forward to the upcoming season.  I hope my enthusiasm and energy ignites something in the girls and we are able to take this program to new heights.  I will dedicate 100% to this job and hope that the girls are as excited as I am to get in the gym and start working."