A photograph of the 1998 Springfield College Baseball team with famous SC head coach Archie Allen. Archie is standing next to the 1998 head coach, Mark Simeone. Baseball players wearing uniforms and caps surround them, includig a few kneeling.
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Archie P. Allen (March 18, 1913 – November 1, 2006) coached baseball at Springfield College from 1948 to 1978. He is one of the best-known coaches in the college's history and was selected to the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame’s first class in 1972. Allen was the head coach for three of the four times that the school’s baseball team reached the College World Series. He coached the U.S. Pan American team, was president of the College Baseball Coaches Association, and was commissioner of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Allen also published four books on baseball strategy.