Dundee's Ed Allen inducted into Football Hall of Fame

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Ed Allen, former Dundee Head Football Coach, was inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame.

Former Dundee head football coach Ed Allen was recently inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame. At a dinner and ceremony held in Rochester April 3, Allen was one of 12 inductees for 2014 to be recognized in the 17th annual induction ceremony.

The Section V Football Committee recognizes coaches, players, and officials for their outstanding achievements in football. Nominees must also prove to be exceptional members of their communities, and be retired from the high school football level.

An additional category recognizes contributors who have made significant impacts to Section V Football.

Allen, a graduate of Dundee Central School, returned to his alma mater and served as a varsity football coach for 21 years. His coaching career consists of six Finger Lakes Championships, three Section V Championships, and an overall record of 107 wins – 81 loses - 2 ties.

In that time, he was also recognized with seven Finger Lakes Coach of the Year Awards and two Finger Lakes Officials Coach of the Year Awards. Allen concluded his coaching career in 2008 with a sectional title and trip to Buffalo to play in the New York State High School Athletic Association tournament.

In speaking of his award, Allen thanked his coaching staff and commented, “I consider myself lucky to not only have coached with those I’ve played football with, but also those I’ve coached.” Allen’s award consists of a plaque, which will soon be on display at Dundee Central School, as well as a permanent plaque in the Hall of Fame display located in Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.

Allen is the second Dundee football coach to be inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame. He shares this honor with his own high school football coach, the late John Ballard, inducted in the class of 2006.