Coach Mike Allan is in his eleventh season with the Gauchos. Throughout his time at UCSB, he has led the team to 3 league championships, 5 MCLA Semifinal appearances, and 2 MCLA National Championships. Allan’s overall record at UCSB is 137 wins and 58 losses.
Before joining the Gauchos in 2004, Coach Allan had a four year stint as the Head Coach at UCLA. Allan also served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse from 2006 to 2008. From 2009 to 2011, Coach Allan worked as an assistant coach for NCAA Division 1 Towson University. In 2012, he returned to UCSB and was awarded SLC Coach of the Year.
As a player, Allan was a High School All-America attackman at the Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland. He was coached by John Tucker, and helped lead his team to the 1994 MIAA Conference Championship. Allan then attended Princeton University where he played for Coach Bill Tierney and was a member of the Tigers’ NCAA National Championship teams in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
Coach Allan’s father, Dave, is a well-known lacrosse coach in Baltimore. He most recently worked as an assistant at Johns Hopkins University before retiring after the 2015 season. He also served as the Head Coach at the Gilman School for many years.
Coach Allan lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Katie (UCSB ’06) and daughter Hattie.