Byron Allgood Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Columbus State CC

Columbus State Community College welcomes Byron Allgood as the new head women’s basketball coach. He is the sixth head coach since the program started in 1994.

Allgood is looking to improve upon the team’s 2015-16 record as well as GPA.  “Student-athletes must be up for the challenge everyday when they step in class and on the court”, said Coach Allgood.

Allgood comes to Columbus State from the Columbus Torah Academy, where he served as the as head men’s basketball coach, going 112-86 (.566) over 12 seasons.  The team’s accomplishments include finishing as Tier 4 champs at Yeshiva University tournament, Tier 4 second place finish at Yeshiva University tournament, COAL regular season champs, COAL conference second place finish, and a two time runner up at Columbus Torah Academy Winter Classic.

“We are excited to have Coach Allgood become a part of our college and community,” said Scott Nichols, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “His knowledge and approach will be essential to the success of our women’s basketball program. We look forward to the great things that he will bring to the basketball court, classroom, and community.”

In addition to his coaching responsbilities, he has been teaching kindergarten in Hamilton Township schools since 2005. Allgood earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Capital University and a Master of Science in Education degree from Walden University.

According to Coach Allgood, “My coaching philosophy is to make sure that our players will be hard working student-athletes who are willing to make sacrifices to better themselves and also the team. I plan to help prepare student-athletes to be open-minded, optimistic and goal-oriented. I want others to see us as good role models who are respectful, dedicated and classy.”
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