Jerome Allen - Assistant Coach
Jerome Allen begins his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Boston Celtics. He was appointed to the position on July 12, 2015. He spent the previous five seasons as the Head Coach of the University of Pennsylvania and six total years at Penn.
Allen started his coaching career at Penn as an Assistant Coach in 2009 before being named interim head coach on December 14, 2009. Allen was named permanent head coach on March 31, 2010 before resigning the position on March 10, 2015. In his six years at Penn he guided Penn to a 20-13 record during the 2011-12 season which was his best record in his six years with the team. Penn played in the College Basketball Invitational that season as they finished 11-3 in Ivy League play that season. Allen also had a distinguished playing career at Penn where he was a four-year starter and led the Quakers to Ivy League titles in each of his last four seasons (1993-95).
Allen played professionally in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves after being their second round draft pick in 1995 while also playing with Indiana and Denver. He also played professionally in Europe playing in France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey. He retired as a professional in 2009 before joining Penn’s staff as an assistant coach.
Allen and his wife Aida have four children, twins Jerome (boy) and Taylor (girl), daughter Jordyn and son Roman.