Allen, a 1983 graduate of F&M, joined the Diplomat coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant coach.
Allen brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff, having served as the Head Girls Tennis Coach at Wyomissing Area High School beginning in 2001. During her time at Wyomissing Allen's teams put together a record of 262-26, winning nine Berks County League Championships, nine District III Championships, and a pair of PIAA State Championships in 2001 and 2002.
In 2012, Allen earned the USTA Middle States Edwin J. Faulkner Coach of the Year Award and in 2004 was named USTA Eastern Pennsylvania District Coach of the Year. She was recognized as Berks County Tennis Coach of the Year seven times and in 2015 was inducted into the Berks County Tennis Hall of Fame.
Allen has been a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional since 2009 and a USTA Certified Middle States Tennis Official since 2007, as well as holding numerous other positions related to the sport including Director of Racquet Sports at the Picket Post Swim and Tennis Club in Chesterbrook, Pa.
As a player for the Diplomats, Allen was a four-year varsity player and two-year captain.
She continued her playing career upon leaving Lancaster, routinely representing Region III at the National Platform Tennis Championships, twice reaching the quarterfinals.