Robert Allen is in his ninth season as an assistant with the Maryland track and field program. His primary role with the team is coaching the pole vaulters.
Allen, a graduate of Maryland, came to the school after nine years of coaching at Calvert High School. He led the outdoor girls and boys teams to Maryland State Championships. He also spent eight years coaching the indoor teams at Calvert.
Allen and his wife, Christine, have two children - a son, Michael, and a daughter, K.C.