Coaching Changes at San Francisco


Two coaching changes have taken place at the University of San Francisco during the months of May and June.

Brent Crews Departs for Thomas University

Brent Crews, an Assistant Coach at USF for the past three years, has accepted the head coaching job at Thomas University, a NAIA school located in Thomasville, Georgia.

Crews played at Florida Atlantic University from 2005-07 for Rex Walters when he was Head Coach at FAU. According to Coach Walters, Crews “played his heart out for me and was one of the best competitors and leaders that I have ever coached or been around.”

Crews was an assistant coach at Chipola College during the 2011-12 season. Though Coach Walters, fellow members of the coaching staff, and players are going to miss Coach Crews, according to Coach Walters, “Brent has earned the right to be a head coach on the collegiate level. He is so smart, hardworking and caring. Thomas University is very fortunate to get him. He is going to do great things in the world of college basketball coaching and impacting the lives of many student-athletes.”

Frank Allocco Joins the Dons Staff as Associate Head Coach

Allocco has spent 24 years coaching high school teams, 18 of those years at Concord, California’s De La Salle High School. In 2014, he was head coach of the West team in the prestigious McDonald’s All-America High School game. He was the Head Coach of the Michael Jordan All-American team that played in Madison Square Garden, Head Coach at the Academic All-American game played in Los Angeles, and Head Coach at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis.

Allocco has amassed an impressive championship pedigree as a high school coach which includes coaching three teams to the California State Championship. De La Salle High School won 17 league championships and two California Division 1 State Championships under his tenure. Under Allocco, Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, CA) won the Division III State Championship title in 1995. He reached 600 wins faster than any coach in state history. Allocco has the second highest career all-time winning percentage (.868) among California high school coaches.

He is also a highly sought after basketball clinician on a national and international scale, participating on the Nike Basketball Clinic circuit in the United States, and coaching at the highly regarded Five Star Basketball Camps and the All-Asia Basketball Camp in Beijing, China. He was a featured speaker at the Belgium Basketball Federation Clinic and at the Nike Clinic in Toronto.

Originally from New Providence, New Jersey, Allocco graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1975 where he majored in sociology and played on the 1973 National Championship football team. He also played on Notre Dame’s basketball team for two years.

Allocco is “excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Walters in creating a culture of excellence that will carry the incredible tradition of USF Basketball to new heights and bring honor to the University and the Bay Area.”

Likewise, San Francisco is hoping that Allocco will be able to infuse his championship experience and tradition quickly into the USF program.