John Allen is an American football coach. He is currently the Head Coach at Lock Haven University and previously served as Coordinator of Player Personnel & Development at Penn State University. Previously he was the head coach for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europa.
Allen played college football at James Madison University. A three-year starter at JMU, he was a wide receiver and punt returner for the Dukes, and was a captain his senior season.
Allen's first season in NFL Europa league was in 2003 when he served as wide receivers coach of Thunder. His year with them was Allen's first on the professional coaching level, having previously enjoyed successful jobs at Bucknell University (2002) and Lock Haven University, where he worked for six years, rising to the position of offensive coordinator.