Randy Allen retires as the fourth winningest Texas high school football coach

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After 376 lifetime coaching victories, Highland Park head coach Randy Allen is retiring. Allen, who led the Scots to the last two Class 5A Division I state championships, made his announcement earlier this week.

Overall, Allen, who won the Don Shula NFL High School Football Coach of the Year in 2017, won 226 games and three state titles after taking over at Highland Park in 1999. Allen also coached at Ballinger, Brownwood and Abilene Cooper.  His overall record is 376-87-6.

Allen is fourth on the Texas all-time coaching victories list:

*Phil Danaher – Corpus Christi Calallen, 445 wins

G.A. Moore – 426 wins

Gordon Wood – 394 wins

Randy Allen – 376 wins

*The state’s all-time leader in coaching victories, Phil Danaher will be entering his 45th year as a head coach in 2018.

This past season, Highland Park finished No. 51 in the High School Football America National Top 100.

Listen to my interview with Coach Allen in January 2017 on the High School Football America Radio Show below:


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