Former UC San Diego standout player and assistant coach Clint Allard returned to the Triton staff in April of 2014 as Associate Head Coach.
In his first season back, Allard helped lead the Tritons to a 16-11 overall record, the most wins for the program since the team's 2008-09 campaign. UCSD went 14-8 in the CCAA and earned a spot in the league tournament. The 14 conference victories were the most since the school moved to Division II prior to the 2000-01 season. Three Tritons earned All-CCAA recognition in Drew Dyer, Adam Klie and Hunter Walker.
Allard returned to La Jolla after spending the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons as an assistant coach with CCAA member school Cal Poly Pomona.
In 2013-14, the Broncos finished with an impressive 22-7 record and placed second in the CCAA with a 19-3 mark. They advanced to the NCAA West Regional, defeating Dixie State before an overtime loss to Cal State Stanislaus in the second round ended their season. For the second-straight year, Cal Poly Pomona had the top-ranked defense in the country. The Broncos held a No. 24 national ranking at the conclusion of the season.
Cal Poly Pomona enjoyed a tremendous 2012-13 campaign as well, going 28-3 overall to match the program record set by the 2009-10 national championship squad. The Broncos secured their first-ever outright CCAA regular season crown (20-2 record) as well as their first league tournament title. They went 1-1 in NCAA West Regional play. Cal Poly Pomona spent 16 consecutive weeks ranked among the nation's top-25, finishing at No. 5.
Prior to his stint at Cal Poly Pomona, Allard spent four seasons as an assistant coach at UC San Diego, joining the staff for its 2008-09 campaign.
In his first year, the Tritons went 17-11 overall and three players were named All-CCAA. In total, UCSD earned seven All-CCAA selections, as well as a league Freshman of the Year pick, during Allard's time with the team.
In 2010-11 and 2011-12, the Tritons won the Disney West Coast Tip-Off Classic.
Allard's coaching experience includes coordinating recruiting, travel, camps, scouting, video/film operations, team equipment, academic oversight and community outreach. He also has extensive knowledge in player development, running individual workouts for both post and perimeter players.
A four-year starter and three-time team captain at UCSD, Allard posted career averages of 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 112 games as a Triton.
One of the most prolific players the program has ever seen, Allard's name can be found all over the UCSD record books. The former Archbishop Mitty High School product ranks fourth in all-time career assists (414) and 10th in career assist average (3.7). His 1,150 career points rank in the top-15 in school history.
In terms of UCSD's Division II-era (since 2000-01) records, Allard ranks first in steals (130) and minutes played (3,378); second in assists (414), assist average (3.7), steal average (1.2) and games played (112); third in points (1,150), field goals attempted (835), free throws made (299), free throws attempted (402) and average minutes (30.2); fourth in field goals made (364); fifth in three-pointers made (123) and rebounds (387); sixth in three-pointers attempted (320); and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.384).
In 2007-08, Allard was named to the All-CCAA Second Team after averaging 9.8 points and career-highs in rebounds (3.9), assists (4.6) and steals (1.2). He also earned All-CCAA Tournament Team honors that season after leading the Tritons to their first conference tourney championship with a 64-56 win over Cal Poly Pomona. The victory advanced UCSD to the NCAA Division II West Regional for the first time. The Tritons went on to finish the season with an overall record of 18-1, the program's best mark at the D-II level.
As a freshman in 2004-05, Allard led the Tritons in scoring, averaging 9.3 points per game over 26 contests.
Allard graduated from UCSD in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in management science. In 2010, he earned a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration in exercise and sports science from Concordia in Irvine.
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