“I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the impact that PGC had on my game and on my attitude.” – Gracie Martin, PGC Grad
Sam Allen, a former all-state point guard at Brookwood High School in Georgia, played his college career at Reinhardt University where he was the starting point guard for a school record 125 consecutive games.
An All-Conference player at Reinhardt, Sam compiled over 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, and 400 assists during his college career. He also led his school to their first ever National Tournament appearance.
Sam received All-Academic Honors at Reinhardt and has a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Georgia State.
Since graduating from college, Sam has worked eight years as an Assistant Coach at the Collegiate level—at Faulkner University and Reinhardt University—including working under two National Championship head coaches. Sam also runs Blue Collar Basketball, which focuses on team and individual training, basketball strength and conditioning, and provides a recruiting service for college coaches and high school players.
Sam directs courses on the PGC summer tour and is a PGC/Glazier Coaches Clinic Coordinator throughout the rest of the year.
He and his wife, Sarah, live in the Atlanta, Georgia. They have two sons Jackson (6) & Cooper (4), and their child on the way.
Coaching Motto: “Direction and discipline, not intention, determines one’s destiny and success”
An Inside Look of Sam Teaching
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT sam
“Thank you so much for everything you taught me. You’re an amazing teacher and person and I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend PGC. I’ve noticed such a difference in not only my game, but my mentality. I have had a drive to win and work hard during summer league, and I can’t wait to see it carry over into the season.”
— Cameron Graupman, PGC Grad
“Sam Allen is a first class teacher of the game. It is his blue collar work ethic that sets him apart and makes him special. I bring him in to work with my college team because of the knowledge, passion and energy that he brings to the gym for every session. He knows what it takes for players to get to the next level both physically and mentally. Whether I am serious basketball player looking to improve or a coach looking to advance my team, I can’t think of anyone better then Coach Allen to get you there.”
— Coach TJ Rosene, Emmanuel College, 2009 NCCAA National Champion and National Coach of the Year.
“Sam Allen is the hardest working person I know. As a teammate of his in college, no one worked harder to be the best he could be, and this has carried over to coaching. ‘Blue collar’ is a true representation of who Coach Allen truly is.”
— Coach Jeremy Adams, Sequoyah High School, 2011 Region 7AAAA Champions.
“”As a former NBA scout, I was paid to find great players, so I know what to look for when evaluating basketball talent. One common trait among the great players is their tremendous work ethic. It takes a “blue collar” mentality to continually advance in basketball. When I was looking for a coach to run our fall program, I needed someone who would instill a new ethic in my players while increasing their execution and understanding of the game. I’ve known Sam Allen for over 20 years and his experience as a stand-out high school player, college player, and veteran college coach made him the obvious choice to train my team. His insight into the game, tremendous work ethic, and network of college coaches can’t be matched.”
— Coach Kevin Dankosky, Dunwoody HS.
“”My son Owen attended your PGC Essentials course in Minneapolis. I wanted to extend a sincere THANK YOU! All I can say is I wish I would have known about PGC sooner! The fire that my son came back with—and the intensity—is amazing! He called me the very first night he was there and said “I am SO glad that I came…I have already learned SO much!”. Owen has always been a baller and a gym-rat, but what he came back with was priceless. I am so excited to see what he applies from your college towards his senior year of basketball. Almost nightly I see his PGC notebook laid out on his bed after he has gone to sleep, and I know that he has walked away with something that means enough to him to page through before he turns in for the night..your college has left an impression on him, that’s for sure. And, so…I just wanted to say THANK YOU Coach Allen! The kids have no idea how lucky they really are!!.”
— DeAnn Ellefson, Parent of a PGC Grad
“I’d like to reiterate how thankful I am for PGC. Your name has popped up more than once on my list of things I am thankful for, and rightfully so for teaching me about gratitude.”
— Connor Dawson, PGC Grad
“Just wanted to let you know that PGC had a huge impact on the way I have been training. I’m on day 7 of my 30 day challenge working on my Boom 1-2s right now. I’m going to be looking to be a key player on my team this year. PGC really has changed the way I see the game and the way I prepare.”
— Kruti Patel, PGC Grad
“After learning so many valuable lessons in the gym and the classroom, I feel much more prepared for this upcoming season. This course boosted my confidence to new levels and I am ready for the challenges that await in my senior season.”
— Nickolas Lopez, PGC Grad
“Coach Sam, I use the information from the classroom and gym sessions and apply them to everything that I do during games. I still have plenty of room for improvement, but thanks to PGC, I now know how to SCHAPE myself and teammates into better people and basketball players. Thank you for teaching me so much new and useful information!”