|Organization:||Springfield College (MA)|
The recipient of the 1993 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award Archie Allen coached baseball at Springfield College from 1948 to 1978. Under his leadership, the school reached the NCAA Div. II College World Series in 1951, 1955 and 1970.
Allen managed the U.S. squad at the 1963 Pan American Games, taking home a silver medal, and managed the Dutch National Team to gold in the 1964 European Championship.
Archie Allen is one of the best-known and one of the more well-respected coaches in Springfield College history. So revered was Archie that he was selected to the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame's first class in 1972. In 1965, Allen served as president of the ABCA and was inducted to the ABCA Hall of Fame in 1973.
Allen amassed a 454-257-7 (.637) overall record at Springfield. His 454 victories are the most ever by a Springfield baseball coach, and rank among the very tops in all of Springfield College history in any sport.
Under his guidance, Springfield earned New England College Division Champion status three times (1969, 1970, and 1971), and was crowned ECAC Champion in 1977.
The Springfield College baseball field bears his name.
Named after the great Lefty Gomez, this annual award is presented to an individual who has distinguished himself among his peers and has contributed significantly to the game of baseball locally, nationally and internationally. The Lefty Gomez Award is sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods.