Frank Allocco was born and raised in New Providence, New Jersey. He attended New Providence H.S. where he was an All State Athlete in three sports, football, basketball and baseball. He was also the Scholar Athlete for the class of 1971.
Upon graduation from high school, he earned a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame where he participated on the Varsity football and basketball teams. He was a three year letterman in football as a quarterback and was set to be the starting quarterback in his redshirt senior year (1975) until a separated shoulder curtailed his playing time.
Frank moved to California in 1976, and traveled 15 Western States as the Regional Manager for Barnell Loft Publications. He eventually purchased Incentives for Learning, an educational publishing firm that produced and distributed educational materials serving school districts throughout the country.
He became involved in youth athletics as a coach in the Saint Agnes CYO program and also served as the Athletic Director for over ten years. He is currently the Vice President of the East Diablo CYO program.
In 1981, he founded the popular Excel in Basketball summer camp which serves as a teaching camp for basketball skills and provides a motivational base for the thousands of youngsters in California and in New Jersey that attend the camp each year.
He has been a featured motivational speaker at corporate sales meetings, business groups and organizations, basketball clinics and camps. His message “The Winning Edge” has been embraced by the thousands of people who have heard his inspirational lectures. In 2002, he was a lead clinician at the Nike All Asia Basketball Clinic in Beijing, China and in 2010 was the featured speaker to the Belgium Basketball Federation.
Mr. Allocco became the Head Basketball Coach at Northgate High School in 1991. Prior to his arrival, Northgate had just 1 winning season in their previous 10 years. In his six year tenure, the Broncos compiled a 167-28 won-lost record. They were the California State Champions in 1995 and were the State Runner-up in 1996. He was named East Bay Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996.
In May of 1997 he was named the Head Basketball Coach at De La Salle High School in Concord. In eighteen years his teams won 17 league championships, 9 Section Championships, 4 Regional Championships, and 2 State Championships.
Coach Allocco was the 27th Coach in State History to win 600 games and reached that milestone faster than any coach in the history of California interscholastic athletics. He ended his 24 year high school career second All-Time in Winning Percentage and is the only coach in California State History to win a State Championship at 2 different schools.
Coach Allocco: Ends Legendary High School Coaching Career
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In May of 2015, Coach Allocco was named the Associate Head Coach at the University of San Francisco and after one season was named the Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of San Francisco.
Coach Allocco: Joins University of San Francisco Admin Staff
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Head Coach-McDonald's All-American Game: 2014
National High School Coach of the Year (Student Sports): 2000
National Catholic Coach of the Year (Sportsfaith International): 2011-12
California State Coach of the Year (Cal Hi Sports): 2000
California State Coach of the Year (California Coaches Association: 2010
California State Coach of the Year (Max Preps): 2010-11
California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Honors Coach: 2003-04
East Bay Coach of the Year: 1994-95, 1995-96, 2005-06, 2010-11
Head Coach-Michael Jordan All American Game, Madison Square Garden: 2006
Head Coach-Academic All American Game in Los Angeles: 2010
Head Coach-Elite Showcase All-American Classic in Washington, D.C.: 2014
Coach Allocco featured in Notre Dame Strong of Heart Magazine
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