Chris Allen, who most recently spent nine seasons as girls’ soccer head coach at Webster Groves High School, is in his first season on the Billiken staff as an assistant coach.

Allen transformed Webster Groves into a perennial power in Missouri. During his tenure, the Statesmen achieved a No. 4 national ranking and finished third in the Class 3 state tournament in 2015, enjoyed six 20-win seasons, won numerous conference and tournament titles, and produced more than 30 players who went on to compete at the collegiate level. Allen tallied a 164-71-5 record at the helm.

Allen was tabbed Missouri Class 3 Regional Coach of the Year the past two seasons and was selected to coach in the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club High School Soccer All-Star Game. He has garnered five conference Coach of the Year awards.

Allen spent two seasons as boys’ head coach at Gonzaga Prep and one season as girls’ head coach at Mead High School, both located in Spokane, Wash. He served as an assistant coach of boys’ teams at Webster Groves (six seasons), Rockwood Summit (two seasons) and Gonzaga Prep (two seasons). Allen was a girls’ assistant coach at Webster Groves (one season) and Gonzaga Prep (two seasons).

Also the technical director of Four Rivers Futbol Club in Union, Mo., Allen was a three-year starter at Kirkwood High School before playing one season at Calvin College, where he earned second-team All-Conference plaudits. He transferred to Truman State and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science/sports management in 2002.