Doug Allred Sports Reunion brings back legends to DSU this week

February 7, 2017
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video (DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY) –  Doug Allred’s hard work, dedication and leadership laid the foundation for Dixie’s rich legacy in athletics. The DSU Hall of Fame Inductee will be honored during a special Coach Doug Allred Basketball Reunion during the weekend of February 10-11.

Events will include a Friday night banquet, Saturday pre-game meal and reception, and halftime introductions during the game. 

Coach Allred’s Rebel teams won the NJCAA Region One championship twice and won four Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference (ICAC) titles during his tenure. Not only did his players perform on the court, they also got the job done in the classroom. Doug is proud that he never had a student declared academically ineligible.

Doug eventually left the bench and was named Dixie’s athletic director, a position he held for 18 years. He was part of the Dixie fabric for more than 30 years, both as an educator and a coach. In 2015, Doug was inducted into the Dixie State Athletic Hall of Fame.

“Dixie College was unusually good to me,” Allred said. “It provided me with very good experiences. We got great support from the city of St. George and surrounding communities, which left me with a lot of fond memories. My emotional ties to Dixie run deep and my blood runs Dixie red.”

Doug and his wife, Elaine, are the parents of four children, all of whom attended Dixie and still live in the St. George area.

In honor of their coach’s contributions, two DSU Hall of Famers from 1998, Lionel E. Hollins and Nolan Archibald are coming back for a visit.

Hollins was a professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers and most recently served as head coach of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. 

Nolan Archibald is a retired CEO of Black & Decker Corporation. He joined Black & Decker as president and chief operating officer in 1985, and was eventually appointed as CEO in 1986.  At age 42, Archibald was the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 Company at the time.

Archibald will make a presentation Friday, Feb. 10, in the Concert Hall of the Dolores Dore´Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State campus. The event is free to attendees. Archibald will share advice for those who want to pursue careers in executive leadership.

DSU’s Director of Athletics, Jason Boothe expressed excitement over the reunion of Allred’s successful team.