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Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association Names Award Winner

Garland Allen
Garland Allen Photo Credit: www.scps.nyu.edu

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association recently announced that Garland Allen is the recipient of its seventh annual Coach’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

A luncheon will be held to honor Allen at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the Greenwich Country Club.

Allen served the Greenwich Public Schools with distinction for many years as a teacher of health and physical education.

He also was the director of athletics for 18 years and coached football, basketball and track at Greenwich High School. Three of his former team captains (Taylor Baldwin, Steve Young and Ceci Hopp) were some of the most accomplished athletes in the history of Greenwich High School sports.

Upon leaving GHS, Allen continued his involvement with high school athletics as the director of athletics at Ridgewood High School before being appointed the director of wellness for the Ridgewood, New Jersey Public School System.

Allen is a former recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and is a former Connecticut High School Coach of the year.

He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University Institute of Sports Management, Media and Business and also is a member of the advisory board for its Sports and Society Program.

His contributions to Greenwich and the impact he has had on many young adults with whom he has come into contact with as an administrator, teacher and coach in the communities he has served are immeasurable.

The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association, with its mission of supporting youth sports in the community, established the Coach’s Lifetime Achievement Award to annually recognize an individual or individuals who best exemplified the spirit of excellence and commitment to the young athletes of the community.

Along with the award, each year the Old Timers make a $1,000 donation to a youth sports program in the community in the recipient’s name.

Tickets for the luncheon are $60 per person. For more information about the award or to purchase tickets, visit www.greenwicholdtimers.org. For more information or for group-seating arrangements, contact Griffith Harris at (203) 869-9200 or via e-mail at gharris@griffitheharris.com.

The Greenwich County Club is at 19 Doubling Road.

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