Local High School Coaches Reflect on the Quarantine
For the past three weeks we have brought you the comments of prominent high school and college athletes about the COVID-19 quarantine – how they thought about the whole thing and what they were doing with their time.
This week we change the focus and offer thoughts and photos from a dozen prominent coaches.
Gene Allen has won 367 boys basketball games at Atlantic City, more than any coach in that school’s impressive history. Along the way, his Vikings won a dozen Cape-Atlantic League championships, including four CAL Tournament titles, seven South Jersey crowns and ACHS’ only three state championships.
Allen: “This quarantine his been difficult along with enjoyable. Difficult because I miss the everyday routines of work and dealing with my team. Although we have texted, I haven’t seen my team since we stopped school and I really miss the guys. We should be lifting and conditioning at this point and we were not able to do anything. It’s enjoyable because I’m forced to relax for a while, which I haven’t done since I became the coach. I rarely watch movies but I have seen enough now to have a meaningful conversation.”