Former Cumberland baseball player and graduate assistant, Kyle Allen begins his first season as the Sports Information Director. In this role he is responsible for a variety of professional tasks related to the planning, organization, operation, and management of the marketing, promotion, and sports information/media relations of the athletic department.
While working as a graduate assistant in the athletic department, Allen helped with class attendance, organization of athletic department activities including Leadership Training in August for all student-athletes, as well as game management and marketing efforts.
Between his time as a GA and taking on the role of SID at Cumberland, he spent a brief stint with the Nashville Sounds as an Operations Seasonal Associate.
The Marietta, Ga., native was a four-year letterwinner under Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt and was a freshman on the 2014 national championship team, collecting two doubles and one triple in just 14 at-bats that season.
He played in 20 contests as a sophomore, recording two doubles, one home run and four RBIs in 30 at-bats. His best offensive campaign was during his junior season, batting .252 with eight doubles, one homer and 22 RBIs in 43 contests. Allen posted three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs in just 69 at-bats as a senior.
He was a three-year letterwinner at Wheeler High School in Marietta, garnering All-County honors as a junior and senior and Honorable Mention All-County as a sophomore for the Wildcats. Allen was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in each of his final two seasons as well.
Allen received bachelor’s in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Cumberland in May 2017 and finished his master’s in Sport Management at CU in May of 2019.