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Ashley Allanson

Headshot of a smiling Ashley Allanson wearing a green Ohio University polo
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences
Patton Hall 202B

Dr. Allanson joins the Department of Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciencest from England as an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Sports Coaching Education. A former professional soccer player for Hull City Tigers FC and Scunthorpe United FC, Dr. Allanson attended the University of Hull in 2007 and achieved a first class honors B.Sc. degree in Sports Coaching & Performance. He then went on to study his Ph.D. in 2010, and successfully completed his thesis in October 2014, focusing on Soccer Coach Educators in the UK and their retrospective careers. This experience inspires his research interests in the sociological aspects of sports coaching. Dr. Allanson also holds the UEFA 'B' soccer coaching qualification, and worked for Hull City Tigers FC Academy for nine years coaching elite young soccer players. Additionally, he represented England at Futsal, as well as representing the England Universities soccer team in 2008.