Yorktown Baseball Coach Resigns

Yorktown Baseball Coach Resigns

Mike Allen steps down after 12 years

Yorktown varsity baseball coach Mike Allen has resigned from his role as Patriots manager and will leave his post as a history teacher at the north Arlington high school, according to multiple Yorktown officials. Allen led the Patriots to a school-record 19 wins this past season and their second-straight National District title.

But in the first round of the AAA Northern Region tournament, Allen was not present for top-seeded Yorktown’s match-up against T.C. Williams. The Titans won in an upset, 7-1.

Arlington Public Schools would not comment on the specifics of Allen’s resignation, citing their policy of keeping personnel matters private, but a job listing for the head baseball coach position at Yorktown appears on the APS online job board. Allen did not return several messages left by The Connection.

According to the Web site, all potential applicants should contact Yorktown athletic director Mike Krulfeld by email at mkrulfel@arlington.k12.va.us.

Allen won four district titles during his 12-year tenure as head baseball coach. He also served as the football team’s defensive coordinator. No replacement has been named, but Yorktown football coach Bruce Hanson said he would likely promote a coach already with the team.