Cydnee arranged her school schedule so classes wouldn't interfere with COS games, where she helps grandma Janice with scorekeeping and runs the music.
COS head coach approaching wins. It would have been ridiculous for me not to go after him," Jody said.
No player in Jody Allen's 30 seasons at COS has taken more cuts at the college's baseball field than his only son, Payton. Allen's wife, Lisa, then devised the perfect plan to make his time-consuming position work with their young and growing family. Just being able to see him immersed in what he does is really special. With three teenage girls as fixtures at the ballpark over the years, Jody had one very clear rule to all involved: His players were not allowed to date his daughters. Kailey was also the first to start a family tradition that's seen at least one of Jody's daughters sing the Star-Spangled Banner at every COS home baseball opener for the past 23 years.
The Allen children all embrace mom's decision to make them an integral part of dad's COS baseball program.
It's been wonderful being involved in the program. Well, that was the rule until the highly desirable local high school recruit Brent Hall just happened to be dating Lindsey.
Two weeks after giving birth to second daughter Lindsey, Lisa was in a makeshift concession stand hocking hot dogs, candy bars and sodas. We spent weekends at the field working on projects or whatever it took.
For college of sequoias coach jody allen and family, baseball is life
Lindsey and Cydnee followed in Kailey's footsteps and worked in the concession stand, learning people skills and how to count money. Cydnee, perhaps the most musical of the Allens, continues to sing the national anthem for dad, coordinates ballpark music and helps grandma Janice with score-keeping duties. COS head coach approaching career victories.
Brent would play two seasons for Jody, being named a team captain and earning first-team All-Conference honors in before transferring to Hofstra. After all, Payton has been swinging at pitches from his father, his sisters, COS assistants, players and alumni since he was old enough to hold a bat. There are so many great memories.
Dad got his man as Payton choose to go to COS, where he is a freshman middle infielder for a team that holds a preseason No. His passion for the game is amazing. Jody's dedication to his program and players, his motivational skills and his focused goal-setting provided a valuable blueprint for Kailey during her time as a coach.
Along the way, she's gone from keeping stats in a scorebook to running a computerized program capable of providing real-time game updates. He takes a record into COS' season opener, set for 2 p.
Tulare Union's Kiara Brown nets 2, career points. And when she wasn't assisting in the concession stand or singing the national anthem, Kailey would be on the Gator utility vehicle while her dad was dragging the field before games or running the bases after them. I'd be so excited to ride the Gator or run the bases. This Australian basketball player is making an impact at COS. Facebook Twitter. The demands of coaching — including the long hours, travel, and responsibilities to players and program supporters — have destroyed many families over the years.
It's been fun for our family as a group to rally behind my dad and support him. Jody Allen is the head coach of the College of the Sequoias baseball program. It's been the cornerstone of our family, supporting each other any way we can and helping make each other successful. She said she hopes to support and help grow the young women in the volleyball program the same way her dad has done for those on his baseball teams.
Payton's decision to play for his dad at COS had a trickle-down effect on older sister Cydnee, who scrapped plans to move to Fresno, where she is attending Fresno State and majoring in music. As Jody Allen began putting his own stamp on the field for a program that had ly been coached by local icons such as Bert Holt, Roy Taylor and Pete Beiden, Lisa did what she could to make sure everything ran smoothly off the field.
They also would sing the national anthem and help with program fundraisers. Support local journalism. Jody Allen will launch the season as one of only 23 community college baseball coaches in state history with at least victories.
And I've been fortunate to have a job where they could be involved. All four children — as well as Jody's mother, Janice — would eventually Lisa and pitch in around the park as they forged an indelible family bond while helping dad become one of the winningest baseball coaches in California community college history.
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For College of Sequoias coach Jody Allen and family, baseball is life. Golden West's Payton Allen shining on, off the field; extends hitting streak to 19 games. Lisa shoveled dirt, ranked the infield, painted buildings Kailey would be the first to assist mom in the concession stand. And what a blessing it's been for our family. Janice, a long-time elementary school teacher in Fresno, had just retired, had plenty of free time, was going to be at Jody's games anyways, and knew what to do.
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How much we all enjoy my dad's job is because of my mom and that decision she made early on. So when Payton hit. And Jody Allen is well aware that the presence and support of his family at the ballpark have allowed him to enjoy a year career as COS' head coach and 30 seasons at the college overall counting three as an assistant under Al Branco.
He is in his 25th season. So when COS' official scorekeeper died inJody knew exactly who to turn to as a replacement.
Jody said his wife helped make sure that didn't happen to the Allens. Lisa did the same with daughter Cydnee and son Payton after they were born. She would eventually run it when she got old enough to do so. Lindsey, who also earned a Master's degree from Fresno Pacific, has returned to coach at one of her alma maters, too, as an assistant to Kim Rix with the COS volleyball team.
So Lisa packed up then 4-year-old daughter Kailey and 2-week-old daughter Lindsey, and brought them to the ballpark, where she ran the concession stand while the girls got acquainted with their home brent Visalia dating from home. After traveling similar paths as their father, each playing volleyball in high school Golden Westcommunity college COS and then at a four-year university Fresno PacificKailey and Lindsey both followed Jody's lead into coaching.
Payton, who is playing baseball for dad this season, was dragging the infield by the time he was 10, and doing it as well as most adults, Jody said. Janice relocated from Fresno to Visalia and has been Jody's official scorekeeper ever since. While growing up, Kailey said there was no place her and her siblings would rather be than at the COS baseball field. Jody Allen landed a dream job in when he was named the head baseball coach at College of the Sequoias. Payton has also pitched in with various ballpark improvement projects over the years. While Jody was at Fresno State, Janice began keeping a scorebook so she could keep track of his hits.
Kailey, who earned a Master's degree from Fresno Pacific, returned to her alma mater as a volleyball assistant from before relocating to the Riverside area.
Lisa orchestrated all that. Lindsey learned a competitive edge, drive and integrity from watching her father. That's how we could be all together. Show Caption.