Allison Coleman (Jewett City, CT) was named Sage's women's basketball coach in the summer of 2014 and hit the ground running since arriving on campus. In just three short seasons with the program, she has already captured a Skyline Conference regular-season championship, a Skyline Conference Tournament Crown, and earned an NCAA Tournament appearance. She already boasts an impressive 59-23 record in her time on the sidelines, good enough for an impressive .719 win percentage.
Coleman directed the Gators to an impressive campaign as rookie head coach as the team went 18-8 overall, garnering a spot in the Skyline Conference Tournament and the ECAC Semifinals. Along the way, Sage established a pair of program marks with a 12-game win streak and a record 18 victories. She coached the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year that season in Gen Schoff.
She helped the 2015-2016 Gators to the program's first Skyline Conference regular-season crown with an impressive 15-1 regular-season record in the league, while also leading the team back to the Skyline Conference championship contest. She once again helped to produce the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year as Emily Parslow was honored and Schoff was recognized as the Skyline Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was also honored as the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year by her peers.
In her third season with Sage, Coleman guided the Gators back to the NCAA after the team posted a record of 20-9 and mark of 13-5 in the league. Schoff capped her junior season with a selection as a first-team all-league performer, bringing the total to six under the leadership of Coleman.
Coleman arrived at Sage after serving as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Game Operations Supervisor for her alma mater, Eastern Connecticut State University for the last four seasons. An assistant coach for the Warriors’ women’s basketball program for four seasons, Coleman distinguished herself as a player at ECSU as well. The most accomplished player in Division III women's basketball history, Coleman was a four-time All-American as a player for Denise Bierly at ECSU. She spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach, working alongside her mentor, Bierly at ECSU.
A native of Jewett City, Connecticut, Coleman was named the State Farm/WBCA National Player-of-the-Year as a senior in 2003-04 and remains the only four-time All-America in women's basketball collegiate history. With 1,991 career points, Coleman holds the mark for points in school history (either ECSU men's and women's basketball history). She also shares the women's record with 1,134 career rebounds and ranks first in assists (579) and steals (369), while standing second in three-point field goals (152) and second in games (117). She is the only player in program history with as many as 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
As a junior, Coleman led the Warriors to the NCAA Division III national title game and a second-place finish. She averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game and was a finalist for national Player-of-the-Year honors.
As the national Player-of-the-Year in 2003-04, Coleman represented Division III when the WBCA College All-Star Team met the USA Women's Senior National Team in April of 2004.
With Coleman, Eastern had the winningest four-year composite record in program history, winning 101 games and losing only 17 (.856 percent). In Coleman's career, Eastern qualified for three NCAA and one ECAC tournament.
Coleman was a 2010 inductee into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, a 2012 inductee into the inaugural Little East Conference Hall of Fame and a member of the LEC's 25th Anniversary All-Star Team, and an October 19, 2013 inductee into the E-Club Hall of Fame.
Over the summer of 2015, Coleman enjoyed an induction into the New England College Basketball Hall of Fame for her accomplishments. This past summer, Coleman had the opportunity to coach a U19 USA team for the American International Sports Tours and recieved the silver medal during the United World Games in Klafenfurt, Germany.