Nine of Allen’s Westlake players have gone on to play pro football. The six who were on NFL rosters in 2005 were defensive back Anthony Mitchell, linebacker Keith Adams, guard Ian Allen, linebacker Keyaron Fox, defensive back Sean Jones and cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones. Fox, Sean Jones and “Pacman” Jones are still active.
How does Allen explain producing so many pros?
“I guess hard work,” he said. “I put the time in. I made sure those kids got what they needed, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Alignment assignment was one of my biggest pet peeves as a football coach.