Pine City Hires Kyle Allen As Head Boys Basketball Coach
Kyle Allen, a native of Black River Falls, WI, has been instated as the new Pine City boys basketball coach after approval by the school board Monday night. Allen replaces Eric Wicktor who spent 9 seasons as the Pine City head man.
Allen spent the last two years coaching and teaching at South Houston High School in Houston, TX. He served as the first assistant and sophomore coach to Head Coach Patrick McCoy.
Prior to his move to Texas, Allen played four years of collegiate basketball at St. Scholastica in Duluth.
Activities Director Paul Jackson said that Allen’s experience, enthusiasm and high-energy level were among the things that stood out. “[Coach Allen]‘s energy level is unbelievable and has experienced every facet of the game of basketball,” Jackson told WCMP, “from sitting on the bench to being a team captain.”
Allen will teach in the high school social studies department at PCHS filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Jim Hanson.