TOWSON, Md. – Michael Allan, who has spent the last five seasons as head coach of the University of California-Santa Barbara club lacrosse team, has been named as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Tiger men’s lacrosse team, it has been announced by Head Coach Tony Seaman.
In addition to his head coaching experience, Allan recently completed his third season as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse. As a member of John Tucker’s staff, Allan helped the Riptide to a 22-14 record and a pair of postseason appearances. The Riptide set a team record by compiling a 9-3 record in 2007 and reached the MLL championship game.
“Michael Allan brings us a wealth of lacrosse coaching experience covering tenures as a head coach, an assistant coach at the college level in addition to his experience at the professional level,” Seaman says. “We welcome him with open arms to the Towson Lacrosse program.”
During his tenure at UCSB, Allan led the Gauchos to an 83-22 record and two MCLA/US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates national titles. The Gauchos also won three Western Collegiate Lacrosse League championships in five years.
Prior to joining the UCSB staff, Allan spent four seasons as the head coach for the UCLA club team and led the Bruins to the WCLL quarter-finals three times. The Bruins also earned their only top 25 national ranking in the program’s history in 2000 when they were ranked 16th.
A 1998 graduate of Princeton University, Allan helped the Tigers win three consecutive NCAA titles from 1996 to 1998 while posting a 43-2 record during that span.
A native of Baltimore, Allan is a graduate of Gilman School where he played for Tucker and the Greyhounds.