Nacogdoches Dragon Football
Aug 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Coach Darren Allman
Nacogdoches Dragon Football

Darren Allman is entering his second season as head coach football coach and athletic director of the Nacogdoches Dragons. Allman came to Nacogdoches after serving as Executive Director of Athletics at Carroll ISD in Southlake.

Before coming to Nacogdoches, Allman posted a career coaching record of 88-38 over 10 seasons, including stints at Austin Westlake and Odessa Permian. Allman, an Odessa native where he starred at Permian High School, posted two consecutive seasons of 12 wins at his alma mater before moving on to Westlake in 2009.
At Westlake, Allman’s first team won 13 games before losing in overtime in the Class 5A championship game. All his other Westlake teams qualified for the playoffs, and the 2012 team reached a state semifinal. 

Allman is a 1987 graduate of Permian High School. He played football at Texas Tech University before finishing up at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Allman was an All-American defensive back at Hardin-Simmons, where he was a three-year team captain and three-time all-conference player. In 2013, Allman was inducted into the Hardin-Simmons University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was named to the school’s All-Decade Team. Before becoming head coach at Permian in 2005, Allman was defensive coordinator at Highland Park, Temple and Brownwood. He was also an assistant coach at Cleveland High School and spent a year at Hardin-Simmons as a defensive backs coach.

Introduction will be by Garrett Altier