Teddy Keaton Hired as New Allen University Football Head Coach
Football is returning to Allen University after nearly 15 years. On Thursday, January 4th, Mr. Teddy Keaton was introduced as Allen’s new head football coach. Coach Keaton arrived at the end of two days of employee meetings in time to say how delighted he is to be a part of Allen’s return to the sport he has devoted his life to. “…I’m excited by the challenge and the opportunity and look forward to building powerful teams like the ones Allen fielded generations ago…”
Coach Keaton comes to Allen with years of experience at the collegiate and professional levels, and a reputation for turnaround success with football programs in a variety of positions. He is well versed in player development, recruiting high level players, and increased community involvement.
In 2007, the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) named him Coach of the Year (2007) with the Lakeland (FL) Thunderbolts, the same year the Thunderbolts were Atlanta South Division (2006 and 2007), and AIFA Champions. He has had two coaching stints at Stillman University – 2010-16 as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations and 1999-2004 as Special Teams and Recruiting Coordinator and Running Backs Coach. He helped Stillman University, a NCAA Division II school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to its first back-to-back winning seasons, and regional ranking.
Coach Keaton has also coached at Miles College (Fairfield, AL), Webber International University (Babson Park, FL), and with the Huntington Heroes (Huntington, WV), and Odessa Roughnecks (Odessa, TX) where he has amassed a 54-26 record as Head Coach. Coach Keaton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education/Psychology from Stillman College, and is motivated by a favorite quote, “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week”.
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