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Girls Basketball Coaching Staff and Contact Information

Head Coach Scott Allen - coachsallenpvi@gmail.com

JV Coach Jeff Benjamin - jbenj15@cox.net (JV)

Freshman Coach Tony Conques 

  

BIOGRAPHY

 

Scott Allen

Head Coach, Girls’ Varsity Basketball

Director, Girls’ Basketball Program

Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax, Virginia

 

Scott Allen is the Paul VI (PVI) varsity girls’ head coach and director of the girls’ basketball program. The program has three teams: varsity, junior varsity (JV) and freshmen. Coach Allen joined PVI in 2002 and developed a national level basketball program. The Lady Panthers compete in two athletic leagues: The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA). The WCAC comprises of top Catholic High Schools from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia and widely regarded as the most competitive high school basketball conference in the country. The VISAA is the leading independent high school league in the Commonwealth of Virginia.    

 

The 2016-17 Lady Panthers had an outstanding season with a won-loss record of 32-2. PVI won the VISAA Division I state championship and crowned Destin (FL) Holiday Classic Tournament Champion. At season’s end, ESPN and USA Today ranked PVI third in the country and MaxPreps ranked the Lady Panthers number one in Virginia.

 

Winning the 2017 VISAA Division I state championship was the 11th straight state title for PVI, setting a national high school record. It was also the 13th state championship for Coach Allen since joining PVI. Over the last four seasons, the Lady Panthers won-loss record is a remarkable 126-10, which includes four VISAA Division I state championships, three WCAC championships, three national-level holiday tournament championships and nationally ranked each season.  

 

Coach Allen teaches that a true champion excels in the classroom and on the basketball court. The program takes great pride in having a large number of student athletes. During the 2016-17 school year, the team’s cumulative grade point average exceeded 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. More than 21 PVI players from Coach Allen teams have played basketball in college and all of his players have pursued academic studies at the collegiate level.  

 

Coach Allen is passionate about advancing the sport of basketball. He created the Art Turner Memorial (ATM) Showcase, which is a national event that attracts elite high school girls’ basketball teams across the county. ATM is a three-day event held annually on the PVI campus. The 2016 showcase drew 22 teams with 35 college-bound recruits and more than 70 university/college coaches. Coach Allen also created the D.C. Metro College Showcase. The Showcase is sanctioned by the NCAA and gives high school players an opportunity to demonstrate their basketball skills in front of college coaches and scouts. This one-day event is held annually and is one of the top college recruiting showcases on the east coast. During the summer months, Coach Allen organizes the Paul VI Girls’ & Boys’ Summer Basketball Camps. These camps teach basketball fundamentals and game skills in a format that is fun and challenging. Since its creation eleven years ago, more than 1000 children have participated in the camps.

 

Coach Allen has been recognized locally and nationally for his accomplishments. He was selected 2016-17 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia Girls Basketball coach of the year, the 2015-16 ALL-USA Girls Basketball National Coach of the Year by USA Today and the 2014-15 Pat Summitt Trophy as the National Coach of the Year by the Women’s Coaches Basketball Association. Allen was also named WCAC Coach of the Year twice, Washington Post coach of the year and selected VISAA Virginia State girls’ basketball coach of the year an unprecedented eight times.

 

Born and raised in Vermont, Allen coached the boys’ Vermont State Champion in 1997. After that, he was the men’s assistant coach for two years at Francis Marion University, a NCAA Division II school in Florence, SC. He then spent two years as women’s assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.  

 

Coach Allen has a degree in Physical Education and teaches at St. Leo the Great Catholic School in Fairfax, Virginia.



Contact:  Scott Allen at coachsallen@aol.com                                                                                      August 2017

 

Jeff Benjamin

Head Coach, Girls’ Junior Varsity

Assistant Coach, Girls’ Varsity

Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax, Virginia

 

Jeff Benjamin joined the PVI basketball program in 2005 as assistant Junior Varsity (JV) coach for the girls’ basketball team. In 2008, he was appointed head JV coach. The JV team plays in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), the nation’s most competitive high school basketball conference. Since becoming head coach, Benjamin has developed the PVI team into a perennial leader in the WCAC. 

 

After six seasons, Benjamin’s teams have won more than 80% of their games. They were WCAC tournament champion in 2008-09 and regular season conference champions in 2011-12.  During the 2013-14 season, they posted an impressive 20-1 record and were WCAC regular season champions.  

 

Benjamin’s primary coaching objective is to prepare players for varsity-level competition. His practice sessions are intense with advanced skills training, conditioning and in-depth learning of the game. Benjamin’s success in the WCAC is attributed to his coaching philosophy. He runs a controlled offense with sharp passes, high percentage shots and assertive offensive rebounding. On defense, his teams are aggressive, fast and disciplined.  He employs a smothering defense with frequent full court presses to force mistakes and create turnovers.  

 

Benjamin expects excellence on the court and off.  His players are student athletes who excel in the classroom and consistently achieve a cumulative team grade point average above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

 

As assistant varsity coach, Benjamin teaches advanced basketball skills, conducts specialized training and scouts opposing teams. He also co-develops game strategy with Coach Allen to ensure that the Lady Panthers are prepared for upcoming opponents and continuously improving.    

 

Benjamin began coaching basketball in 1992. He has coached house league, county travel and AAU teams.  His teams have won league and tournament championships at every level.  In addition to coaching at PVI, Coach Benjamin is an active AAU coach and his teams have qualified for the AAU Nationals every year since 2005. 

 

Benjamin is a Virginia Tech graduate and resides in Vienna, Virginia.

 

Contact:  Jeff Benjamin: jbenj15@cox.net

 

 

September 2014

 

Tony Conques

Head Coach, Girls’ Freshmen Basketball

Assistant Coach, Girls’ Varsity

Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax, Virginia

 

Tony Conques joined the PVI basketball program in 2001 as freshman head coach. Since joining the program, his teams have consistently achieved a winning record and enabled players to successfully transition to high school basketball. The Lady Panthers had a strong performance during the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 16-5.  The freshman team competed against opponents from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), public schools in northern Virginia and private schools.

 

Coach Conques’ primary objective is to prepare freshmen players for junior varsity and varsity-level competition. His practice sessions focus on skills development, conditioning and learning the PVI offense and defense.    

The connection between Coach Conques and PVI extends beyond the basketball program.  He is the proud father of five PVI graduates and served as president of the PVI Athletic Boosters’ Club from 2001-2005. In 2005, his contributions to the school were formally honored and Coach Conques was inducted into the PVI Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Prior to joining the PVI basketball program, Coach Conques spent four years coaching at the Fairfax Police Youth Club and 12 years at St. Leo’s Catholic School in Fairfax.  While at St. Leo’s, he coached both girls and boys teams. 

His experience as a coach, PVI parent and long-term involvement with the PVI community makes him an invaluable resource for the girls’ basketball program, its players and families.  

 

Coach Conques graduated from the old Fairfax High School, which became PVI Catholic High School in 1983.  He then graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and American University.  He currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife Kathleen. 

 

Contact:  Tony Conques: konkspops@aol.com

 

 

September 2014