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Sonny Allen died today

Postby ponyboy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:11 pm

Run Sonny run
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Re: Sonny Allen died today

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 am

84 years old. Parkinsons listed as the official cause. Sonny won over 600 games as a Head Coach. Too bad he never got the HC gig at his alma mater. Might have been fun if he was coaching at Marshall when SMU was a conference mate in CUSA
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Re: Sonny Allen died today

Postby Topper » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:09 pm

I was a big Sonny fan. I really liked a lot of the kids he recruited and it was a lot of fun watching Dave Piehler and Billy Allen driving for the basket. I was a little bitter, but understood, why they decided it was time to replace him. But Dave Bliss? My goodness what a drop off in caliber of character.
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Re: Sonny Allen died today

Postby ponyboy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:07 pm

It was a fun style of basketball.
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Re: Sonny Allen died today

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:05 pm

Sonny’s teams were very entertaining to watch.

I didn’t know that he played with future NBA HOF’er Hal Greer at Marshall and that after leaving SMU, Sonny Allen led Nevada to their first 2 ever NCAA tournaments.
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