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Ex-Nevada basketball coach Sonny Allen to be inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Sonny Allen, who led Nevada basketball to its first two NCAA Tournament berths, is being inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. The legendary coach made Reno his home after coaching the Wolf Pack from 1980-87, posting a 114-89 record with four Big Sky championships and 1984 and 1985 NCAA Tournament appearances. Allen, who was a two-time conference coach of the year at Nevada, will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame posthumously after dying at age 84 in September 2020 following a battle with Parkinson's Disease.
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Herald-Dispatch

'Sonny Allen Night' special for family of former Herd, ODU great

NORFOLK, Va. — Perhaps Old Dominion’s use of the fast break during a key first-half run of its win over Marshall Thursday was the most fitting tribute that the Monarchs could have given on “Sonny Allen Night” at Chartway Arena. The family of former Marshall and...
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ODU basketball coach Sonny Allen among 4 inductees in Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 class

Sonny Allen, who won nearly 200 games over 10 seasons as Old Dominion’s men’s basketball coach, is among four inductees in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. Allen is joined in the partial class by world champion whitewater canoeist Jon Lugbill, former University of Virginia football star Anthony Poindexter and three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Warren. The class was ...
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Salisbury Post

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

SALISBURY — The ready smile, the perpetual twinkle in his eye and the heart that seemed bigger than his 130-pound frame could hold. Sonny Allen was all these and more. Elmer “Sonny” Allen died Monday at age 90, on the 69th anniversary of his wedding to the late Janie Allen. Those who know him imagined a joyous reunion of the couple after his passing. His three children and five grandchildren adored the man.
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