Bryan Viking Soccer Head Coach Tommie Allmon was honored before tonight’s 5-2 win over Rudder in his final game as Vikings coach. Coach Allmon will retire after 34 years of service at Bryan High School as a coach and teacher. Please take a moment to read this wonderful tribute to Coach Allmon from his wife Sharon:
"In the Spring of 1983, Bryan High School Athletic Director Merrill Green was seeking a new head coach for the year-old BHS soccer program. He contacted his oldest daughter, who was a teacher and coach at Bethany Nazarene College, asking her if she knew of anyone who was interested in teaching and coaching soccer. She gave him the name of a young man who had played soccer for and recently graduated from her college. Coach Green contacted Tommie Allmon and asked if he would be interested in coming to Bryan to look over the facilities and interview for the head soccer job. Tommie told Coach Green that he was interested and at the end of May traveled to Bryan for an interview. At the conclusion of the interview, the job was offered, pending Board approval, and in August of 1983, Tommie Allmon became Coach Allmon.
In the early years, BHS home soccer games were played in various locations, including at SFA and on a rather large field which was located where student parking is now located. That field was very undeveloped and Coach Allmon spent many hours moving water pipes to water the grass, walking the field removing rocks strewn across it and measuring and marking all of the lines, boxes and circles needed for an appropriate soccer field.
Over the years Bryan High has been moved from one district to another. Coaching against a variety of teams has helped Coach Allmon earn the respect of many of his soccer coaching peers.
For 34 years, Coach Allmon has had the opportunity to work with many exceptional young men and has had the privilege of staying connected with a large number of former players who have remained in or returned to the BCS area. He's also had the opportunity to coach the children of some of his former players.
Whether teaching, coaching, working with football kickers or pole vaulters, Coach Allmon has spent all of his coaching, teaching career invested in the lives of many students who have attended Bryan High School.
Thank you Coach Allmon for dedicating 34 years of your life to coaching and teaching in Bryan ISD."