Claude Arthur Allen (April 29, 1885 in Olean, New York – January 18, 1979 in Roselle, New Jersey) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and a college basketball head coach. In 1904, Allen placed fifth in the pole vault competition.[1]

Allen coached the Niagara basketball team for the 1909–10 season and the St. John's basketball team for the 1910–11 season. Allen's St. John's team finished the season with a 14–0 record[2] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Claude Allen". Olympedia. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "St. John's season-by-season results". Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  4. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.