Youth Basketball Coach
Coach Allocco began his ministry of youth coaching in 1976 when he commuted from Long Island to coach the 8th Grade New Providence P.A.L. Team. This was a "return to his roots" as he was a player on the New Providence P.A.L. during his elementary/junior high school days. Coach Allocco then began a 12 year stint coaching CYO Basketball for the Saint Agnes CYO in Concord, California. Coach also served as the Athletic Director while coaching boys and girls from Grades 3-8.
Northgate High School
Athletic Director Bob Johnson and Principal Joanne Haukland gave Coach Allocco his "first break" when they named him the Head Coach of the Northgate High School Basketball Program. Despite his lack of experience at the High School level, Coach Allocco's energy and enthusiasm was contagious as he led the Broncos to a complete turnaround in just one year. After an ambitious 22-8 start, Northgate continued to improve, and became California State Champions in 1995 and the California State Finalists in 1996.
De La Salle High School
After a successful six year stint at Northgate, Athletic Director Terry Eidson and Principal Brother Robert Wickman convinced Coach Allocco to make the "five minute move" from Northgate to De La Salle. His hiring paid instant dividends as De La Salle emerged as a national power taking on anyone with their mantra, "anyone, anywhere." In Coach Allocco's eighteen years at the helm, the Spartans won 17 league titles, 9 Section titles, 3 Nor Cal Championships, and 2 State Championships. Under Coach Allocco’s tutelage, over 60 players have gone on to play College Basketball.
United States and International Coach
Coach Allocco is a nationally/internationally renowned coach with experience throughout the world. He has provided basketball clinics for youth coaches, players and his videos on various topics are popular sellers through Championship Productions.
Coach Allocco has coached at the World Famous Five Star Basketball Camps, was a lead clinician at the All-Asia Basketball Camp held in Beijiing, China and was a featured speaker at the Belgium Basketball Coaches Federation Clinic and the Nike Clinic in Toronto, Canada. He was also the Lead Clinician at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He was the Head Coach of the Michael Jordan All-American Game at Madison Square Garden, the Head Coach of the Academic All-American Game in Los Angeles and the Head Coach of the Elite Showcase All-American Basketball Game in Washington, D.C. Coach also coached at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in Saint Louis. He is a popular clinician on the Nike Basketball Clinic Circuit having provided clinics in Las Vegas, Chicago, Portland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Wisconsin Dells, Tunica, Mississippi.
In 2014, Coach Allocco was named the Head Coach of the McDonald’s All-American Game played at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Coach was assisted at this event by Brian Sullivan, his longtime Assistant Camp Director at Excel and his Assistant Coach at Northgate and De La Salle High Schools. Along with Coach Mark Noack (Assistant at De La Salle and Coach at Excel) they led the West Team to an exciting 105-102 Victory in a nationally televised contest.
Coach Allocco Coaches the West Team to a 105-102 Victory in 2014 McDonald's All-American Game (click here for articles, diary, and photos)
Coach Allocco Interviewed on McDonald’s All-American Game on KFJC Radio. Click here to listen to his interview.
University of San Francisco
After a legendary 24 year ministry at the high school level, Coach Allocco accepted a new challenge as the Associate Head Coach at the University of San Francisco. Coach Allocco joins and amazing team on the Hilltop that is committed to providing the best for the students, the community, and the entire Bay Area!