The legacies of the late Crum, Sewards and Donmoyer are well established. I played at Raub and Allen. Most of all, he’ll miss making young people better. Cheerleaders. I owe him a lot.”. Allen High School Baseball Search. Adults: $5 . Snyder isn’t sure of what the next phase of his life will entail. He understood he had large shoes to fill, but saw an opportunity to give back to a city and school district that was going through its own transitional phase and young men going through struggles. Allen Rankings Update Team rankings updated on: 12/15/2020 7:56 AM. No coaches assigned to this season. Without him, I probably wouldn’t be in college right now. 2, Executive Education Academy Charter Raptors, [More High School Sports] Preseason Lehigh Valley Boys Basketball Top 10 Tour: No. “Winning that league championship, beating a longtime rival like Liberty at the PPL Center, was something great for the kids, for the coaches, but more importantly, for the city,” he said. “He said that a lot and it translated to who I am. Snyder said he worked many camps at DeSales and he could see his former player’s charisma, personality and ability to work with other kids shine through. More importantly, I’ll miss seeing my former players go out in the real world and become productive members of society. Coach Tatum is coming to Allen with 19 years of coaching experience and was most recently at Carolina University in Winston-Salem, NC for the past two seasons in which she was 36-21 and led the Lady Bruins to the NCCAA Regional Tournament Championship Game in both seasons. This will be my 8 th year coaching high school girlsâ basketball and my 3 rd year at Allen High School. I’ve had opportunities to leave and I haven’t because Allentown means so much to me. No coaches assigned to this season. “I’ve seen him speak to our faculty to kick off a school year and you could hear a pin drop. “I will never forget the day I met because he inspired me; he saw a hard-working young man in me that I didn’t see myself,” Gordon said. Students: $2. The Allen High School archery team has won the Texas Archery in the School state championship in 2014 and 2015. He showed a lot of faith in me.”. I walked the streets of Allentown. Three very talented guards -- Nate Ellis, Emmanuel Ozuna and Mel Copeland -- figure to lead a small, but quick Canaries squad next winter. Boys Varsity Co-ed Varsity Girls Varsity. “I’m fortunate to be inheriting a great group of guards," Braswell said. He’ll miss the practices, the game nights, competing for championships. His grieving process was diverted by concern for his players. As best it can be determined, Allentown High School’s first boys basketball season came in the 1921-22 school year. The totals that can’t be quantified are the numbers of athletes he guided toward better lives, or in many cases, lives he saved from spiraling toward despair and destruction. high school sports Basketball. Tickets for away games will be sold at the discretion of the home team. Braswell said he’s looking forward to working with new Allen athletic director Randy Atiyeh and said he’ll be looking to build a coaching staff while waiting for the coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But he might not be done coaching entirely. He inherits a Cobblers program that went 8-13 last season and â¦ "People may forget because of his basketball prowess, but Darnell was also the quarterback on the football team for a couple of seasons. South Whitehall residents see bold project as runaway development. Atlantic City coach Gene Allen, pictured here celebrating after a win over Colts Neck in the 2016 Group 4 state semifinals, is one win away from becoming the winningest coach â¦ Amazingly, over the next 95 years, the school, which later became known as William Allen High School, also had four coaches — J. Birney Crum, J. Milo Sewards, John Donmoyer and Doug Snyder. Team Coaches. He said he will never be too far away from the sport of basketball and said he and his wife, Liz, who also may be nearing retirement, could travel to places his basketball schedule never allowed them to go. Create an account for Allen Park High School or sign in to take advantage of following: Get instant email and text alerts when your team's game times change! “It’s going to be a challenge and I’m going to embrace it,” he said. “I have enjoyed seeing kids learn, grow and develop,” Snyder said. He was 37. âI walked the streets of Allentown, I played at Union Terrace, Boys/Girls Club, Raub MS, and Allen,â said Braswell. “I am going to work extremely hard. “I moved here from Newark when I was nine years old and I walked the same hallways they are walking today,” he said. The Tennessean's 2020 high school boys basketball coach of the year will have a new address next fall. If his 38-year career in education was turned into a movie, Hollywood would have had the final scene feature Snyder being carried off the court at Hershey’s Giant Center after winning a state title. “Three things converged at the same time that didn’t provide the closure I had hoped for.”, Snyder said all that went on was difficult for everyone, not just him. MaxPreps will have live scoring updates for this game by Fan Jonathon Johnson. I had to work hard to become the player I became. “Our players had to deal with more than basketball, starting with me telling them after the loss to Freedom at Liberty that my mother had died earlier that day,” Snyder said. I am thankful for that.”, Keith Groller can be reached at 610-820-6740 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The richness of The Allentown School District's diversity is strengthened by its central role in educating our students for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the culturally responsive, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. “It helped that Darnell played for one of the best Division III men’s basketball coaches in the country in Scott Coval and then learned even more from his at his side for five seasons as an assistant,” Snyder said. As long as I have guys who love the game of basketball and bring it every day, we’ll be fine. He will, however, miss all the trappings of teaching and coaching at one of the Lehigh Valley’s oldest and most prominent high schools and in the city where he grew up. Baseball Softball Tennis Track Volleyball. Glen Allen High School Basketball, Glen Allen, VA. 522 likes. You’re not imagining it, The holidays come to light: Where to see the Lehigh Valley’s best displays. Login / Join. He met them as an Allen High School student and basketball player and as a student-athlete at DeSales University. “I have to go with the guys we have in that building. It may be challenging to succeed one of the most successful and beloved coaches in Lehigh Valley basketball history. I still go to him for advice about anything in my life. Masks are required. After three seasons on the bench at CCHS, where he coached Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Braswell spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach on Coval’s staff at DeSales. Catch discounts on cool stuff often used by high school athletes and fans! For me to become the first African-American coach in Allen boys basketball history means a lot.". Braswell was one of the stars on Allen’s 2006 Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 Class 4A championship teams. Basketball Tickets. In a span of about 16 days, Allen boys basketball coach Doug Snyder lost his parents, coached his last basketball game and spent his last day in an Allen High classroom. Tickets for Allen High School (Freshman - Senior) Basketball games will be available for purchase at the gate. I’m very proud to have come back and teach at the high school I attended and graduated from and also coach basketball. Boys Varsity Girls Junior Varsity Girls Varsity. Boys Varsity Basketball. But overcoming those challenges was my motivation. Allen signed on at Canarsie High School in 1989, working in the schools basketball program for 22 years until the school shut its doors in 2011. Coaches have kept sports alive in 2020. He made us understand that you face certain circumstances, but you can’t let that control who you are and what you can become.". 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Have a Fan Account? I see them all the time at the YMCA and working out in gyms constantly. Valley Athletics is proud to offer a wide variety of spirit wear, apparel, and accessory options for all ages. I felt bad they had to go through it at what is normally a joyous time and I think it the emotions they were going through affected them against Chester when they did some uncharacteristic things.”. Milton is one the largest high schools in Georgia with about 2400 students, and competes at the highest 7A level of Georgia High School Athletics. “He’s always been able to command the attention of a room, no matter the audience,” said Allen assistant principal and close friend Randy Atiyeh. When he finally was able to speak to the team without the emotion of a season-ending loss as a backdrop, Snyder conveyed how proud he was of his final team. “In 10th grade, he moved me up to varsity and told me he saw a lot of potential and I just needed to work harder. Allan Mercer Bristow, Jr. (born August 23, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player, coach, and executive. “From Coach Coval the biggest thing I learned is that nothing works unless you do,” Braswell said. The coach was John Weimer. Coach Allen sets high standards of great sportsmanship that is expected from our athletes as well as our fans. It was difficult enough for an adult to handle much less a bunch of high school kids. Team Coaches. As for Snyder, it has just been a little more than two months since he coached his last game; too short a period for a legacy to be finalized. I always thought Darnell was destined to be a college coach, but he wants to help kids.”. Now they are plotting the township’s future. 1, the Central Catholic Vikings, [More High School Sports] Jevin Muniz explodes early, Executive holds on late in win over Notre Dame as boys basketball season begins, [More High School Sports] Preseason Lehigh Valley boys basketball Top 10 tour: No. No one earned more respect than Snyder and it wasn’t just his players who listened to him. He went on to become a two-time, first-team Division III All-American while playing for Scott Coval at DeSales University before embarking on a coaching career starting at Allentown Central Catholic under Dennis Csensits. “He also has high school experience, which is important. link to homepage Allen East Local Schools 9105 Harding Hwy, Harrod, OH 45850 Phone: 419-648-3333 Fax: Central Office: 419-648-5282, High School Office: 419-649-8900 He’ll miss the friendships he has made at virtually every school in the area. ", Snyder will have plenty of great memories to take with him from what he called "a wonderful ride.". Now, he’s ready to take on the job of replacing Doug Snyder as the head coach of the Allen boys basketball program. Allen, 48, has been named the new boys basketball coach at Elgin High School, athletic director Paul Pennington announced via release. Coaching roundup: Faith Family, Little Elm, Allen and Duncanville announce new head coaches Colby Jones takes over as girls basketball coach â¦ So, the in-person closure that Snyder sought to have with his final Canaries team had to take place with an online team meeting weeks later. William Allen High School is one of 3 high schools located in the city of Allentown. He had planned to have his typical, end-of-season session and a thorough review with the team once things settled down. Coach Snyder instilled belief and confidence into kids at a young age. The faithful fans who made the lengthy trip didn’t realize that with a 76-65 PIAA 6A first-round loss to Chester, Snyder’s career had come to an end. Schedule Coaches Roster Summaries & Headlines News Photos Videos Camps Team Links Team Files. [More High School Sports] Preseason Lehigh Valley Boys Basketball Top 10 Tour ends at No. But Darnell Braswell is used to challenges. He began his coaching career at Princeton High School, in the shadows of the place where he played for legendary Princeton University coach and Bethlehem native Pete Carril. The next two seasons, Charles Way coached the Canaries. Snyder’s 23-year Allen career included a 364-236 record, three league and three District 11 titles. I currently teach World History at Allen High School. “We had a very talented team and an unforgettable season in 2006 with two 1,000-point scorers with Terrence Roderick and Ace Brown, Darnell was the true leader of that team and the glue that kept us together,” Snyder said. "Many of our kids live just a few blocks from the PPL Center and for them to have that moment in their hometown was something they could always remember and take with them. Juliet coach Troy Allen resigned Monday after â¦ He brought a lot of leadership to the table whether it was in a football huddle or on the basketball court.". However, within days, the coronavirus outbreak shuttered the doors at Allen and all schools across the state. Snyder said successful coaching starts with forming strong relationships. Milton has teams at the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, JV and Varsity level. I wasn’t born with natural talent. Mt. It ended the way it was supposed to end.”. But he also had a major impact on lesser-known players who stayed with basketball and their education after leaving Allen because of Snyder’s influence. That leadership doesn’t happen by accident. Ultimately, that’s what you want as a teacher and coach, which was such an important aspect of my life. 1, the Central Catholic Vikings, Jevin Muniz explodes early, Executive holds on late in win over Notre Dame as boys basketball season begins, Preseason Lehigh Valley boys basketball Top 10 tour: No. I want to inspire them and put them on the same positive trajectory Allen put me on.”. A-UP! “I look up to Coach Snyder and I always did since I first met him in fifth grade,” Gordon said. “He taught me a lot about life. The William Allen varsity basketball team lost Saturday's neutral playoff game against Chester (PA) by a score of 76-63. The coach was John Weimer. BOZEMAN â Allen L. Fisher, who guided the Lame Deer boys basketball team to its first Class B state tournament appearance as interim coach in March 2017, died Monday night in a swimming accident on the Tongue River near Ashland. Was named the TABC 6A assistant coach of the year for the 2017-2018 basketball season. In his 23 seasons, Snyder helped produce some of the Lehigh Valley’s best players, well-known names such as Cannon, Darnell Braswell, Terrence Roderick, Tyrese Martin and Ray Barbosa. Braswell has coached several area high schools and most recently served as the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Director of Athletic Recruiting at DeSales. Before having an exceptional career playing for Allen High School and DeSales University, Darnell Braswell played basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown. The opportunity to return home and be the head coach of the program that has done a lot for me is exciting. I’m really grateful to have those guys who have championship experience, have played in big games and can control the game with their skill sets. Braswell will inherit a team that returns 11 of 14 players coming off a 23-6 season that included the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship. “It’s wonderful to see them execute in a game situation exactly what you’ve taught them at practice. Now they are plotting the township’s future. Please Review the Spectator Guidelines before attending a game. This game was part of the 2020 PIAA Boys' Basketball Championships - 6A Boys' Championship tournament . Skilled in Sponsorship, Event Planning, Sports Coachingâ¦ On Wednesday, Bertram was named girls basketball coach at Rapid City Central. The 31-year-old Braswell was approved by the Allentown School District board of directors Thursday night. Allen, like his father, coached high school football in Indiana and took his first college coaching job at Division III Wabash College, an all-menâs school located 50 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Preview Game. I have enjoyed the passion of teaching whether it was history or basketball.”. Then, in the 2017â18 season, Allen boys won its first state championship in the school's history. They were always together, 67 years of marriage and over 70 years overall.”. Having played for two members of the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame before being inducted himself in 2016, Braswell said he has learned a lot about building relationships. After 23 seasons, Snyder is pleased to have Braswell be the one to follow him in charge of the Canaries. What Allen may not have in 2020-21 is a lot of size. But we’ll figure it out.”. Because it was a two-hour ride back to Allentown after the Chester loss, he wanted to get the team on the bus and headed home as soon as possible, forgoing the usual senior salute he likes to give. He reconciled the notion of losing two parents two days apart, saying: “While I didn’t want him to die and devastated that he left us while we were planning my mom’s funeral, I know that my father wanted to be with my mother. He made everyone feel important and reminded them of their potential to be great.”. I played at Union Terrace. Then in 1924-25, Ben Ingalls and Roy Geary shared the coaching duties. 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