W.C. "Pop" Allen

College Career

Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (1941-1942, 1946-1947)

• Lettered in football, basketball, baseball, track

• Voted Most Outstanding Athlete (’47)

Delta State (1947-1949)

• Lettered in football, basketball

• Quarterbacked team to 7-1-1 record (’48)


Coaching/Education Career

Jackson Public Schools (1949-1986)

• Central High School, teacher/coach (’49-’61)

• Enochs Junior High School, counselor (’61-’67)

• JPS athletic director (’67-’86)

• Voted Jackson’s Most Outstanding Coach and Athletic Director since 1949

• Mississippi’s Outstanding Athletic Director (‘73, ‘74)

• Organized Capital Bowl in Jackson (’71)

• Organized girls’ sports programs for JPS (’73, ‘74)

• Sportsmanship Award (’73, ‘74)

• Delta State Sports Hall of Fame (’75)

• Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame (’82)


Did You Know?

One of Pop Allen’s proudest achievements was the 1976 construction of an all-weather track at Hughes Field in West Jackson for district, conference, regional, and state track meets.


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