40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Samantha Allen


University of Southern Maine

Job Title

Women’s Basketball Head Coach


In her fourth year as head coach, life skills lecturer and SAAC advisor, Allen has distinguished herself early in her career with professionalism, leadership and commitment to the student-athlete. She is dedicated to community-based learning practices in the classroom and with student-athletes, most recently earning national honors from NADIIIAA for her partnership with Special Olympics. Allen is engaged to marry Matthew Norris next summer.