Jeff Allen enters his fourth year in his second stint as Head Rowing Coach for both the men's and women's programs in the 2012-13 season. Allen also served as head coach of both rowing programs in Rindge from 1998-2004.
Allen's women's squad had an impressive spring season in 2012 as the varsity-four boat opened with a victory over Amherst and jumped in the NCAA East Region Poll at No. 3. The Ravens capped the season in fine fashion as they reached consolation finals in the eight boat at the prestigous Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. That race was featured on ESPN3.
Allen's men's squad had a strong spring season in 2010 as the Ravens finished either first or second in their first four races, including downing Amherst in a tri-meet in late March. The women's squad came on strong late in the spring season as its varsity pair team narrowly missed qualifying for the finals in its competition at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.
Allen also serves as a full-time professor for criminal justice at Franklin Pierce and has extensive experience in law enforcement. He earned his masters of science degree in criminal justice from Boston University and graduated from New England School of Law in 1981. Allen served as a street police officer for five years and then served in the Navy's JAG from 1981-85. He also had a private practice in law.
Allen had a successful intercollegiate rowing career for head coach Mike Vespoli at the University of Massachusetts. Allen served as the co-captain and stroke for the 1973 Heavyweight-8 Championship boat at the Dad Vail Regatta.
Allen has been married to his wife, MaryJo, for 35 years and the couple has three daughters, Meredith, Eliza and Rachel.