Erin Allan

Coach

  • Won AA provincials in Grade 12 year with York House School
  • Brock University basketball 5 years (Captain 3rd-5th years and two-time OUA All-Star)
  • Played professional basketball in: Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Sicily and Malta
  • Coached York House Juniors in 2013, Assistant Coach for University of Calgary 2014-2016 and coached Junior Dinos 2015-2016

Get to Know Your Coach

Q: Did you play other sports growing up? Were other sports important to your development as an athlete?

A: “I played everything I could growing up: gymnastics, soccer, hockey, baseball, fastpitch, volleyball, track & field, cross-country, skiing, snowboarding…I believe being a multisport athlete was very important to my success in sport because it enhanced my overall athletic ability, coordination and sport IQ. ”

Q: When did you get serious about basketball?

A: “After Grade 12, I had to pick one sport to play at a university level. I went with basketball. I think I was actually more talented at a couple different sports at the time, but I enjoyed basketball the most, so went with that..”

Q: Who have been your biggest sports influences?

A: “Basketball coaches, both in high school and university. And my very supportive MOM who allowed me to play all my many sports!”

Q: What values did you learn through sport that have been influential in your life?

A: “Sport taught me how to bring people together to accomplish a common goal, how to learn/take advice from people in authority and how working hard yields the best results. If you are truly doing your best, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. I also learned the importance of physical exercise for my own mental well-being.”

Q: Who is your favourite player?

A: “I don’t have one.”

Q: What did the most to build your confidence as a player?

A: “Getting great encouragement from my coaches and pushing myself to just keep playing.”

Q: What lesson are you most passionate about sharing with young players?

A: “Be coachable and work hard and you will have fun!”

Q: Favourite number/nicknames?

A: “Number 9”

Q: What’s your best basketball memory?

A: “There are too many to chose from!”