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Co-Founder & Athletic Director (Georgia Prep Sports Academy, Inc.)
An native of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Allen was a highly decorated and taunted high school Quarterback and Baseball player. As a senior at Bishop Dunne High School, he led his football team to an State Championship and a undefeated 13-0 season, while also being awarded 1st All-State and Offensive Player of the Year honors. As a captain of his baseball team, he led his team to the state playoffs and gained All-State honors.

Upon leaving high school, Allen attend Junior College in California at Mt. San Jacinto College where he was a highly recruited Quarterback. From there he went on to play football and baseball at Florida A&M University. While at FAMU, Mr. Allen was the Quarterback of the 1995 MEAC Championship team and received MEAC honors as a well. Upon finishing his collegiate career, Allen played 3 years of professional football in Europe and in the Arena Football League.

As an educator, Mr. Allen is an certified physical education instructor and has taught on the K-12 levels in Georgia and Florida for over 7 years. Mr. Allen obtained his undergraduate degree in Education from Florida A&M University, a graduate degree in Sports Administraton from Central Michigan University and he is currently working on his Specialist Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University; he is highly qualified and trained to oversee the growth of Georgia Prep Sports Academy.

Mr. Allen has an impressive coaching tenure which spans over 16 years. He has coach on the high school level for 7 years ,helping over 100 high schools athletes throughout Georgia and Florida obtain collegiate scholarship offers across the U.S. On the collegiate level,he started his coaching career at Florida A&M University under Wlliam “Billy” Joe (Collegiate Football Hall of Fame inductee). While coaching on the collegiate level for 9 years , Mr.Allen was an instrumental part of the “Gulf Coast Offense”, one of college football most explosive offensives in history. Also during this time FAMU won numerous MEAC championship as well as the Black College National Championship. While at FAMU, Allen coached and recruited future pro Quarterbacks; Quinn Gary (Jacksonville Jaguars), Patrick Bonner(Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Ben Dougherty (Jacksonville Jaguars), Jujuan Seider (San Diego Chargers). Allen also spent two seasons at Alabama A&M University during which time, he help Alabama A&M University win the Eastern Division of the SWAC .

Mario Allen is a highly experienced educator and coach who has demonstrated the ability to lead a diverse team of individuals to new levels of success.