Ethan Allen
Ethan  Allen

Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field



  • Three-sport standout at UC, lettering in basketball, track and baseball.
  • His .473 batting average in 1926 was a UC record until recent years when the increase in games played merited an increase in the minimum number of at-bats.
  • Signed with the Cincinnati Reds upon the completion of college and went straight to the major leagues to begin his 13-year professional career.
  • Closed his pro career with a .300 batting average, 47 home runs, 501 RBIs and 84 stolen bases.
  • Began a 23-year stint as head coach at Yale University where he guided his 1947 and 1948 teams to the College World Series, with future president George Bush playing first base.
  • Elected to the American Association of College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.
  • Member of the UC Athletic Hall of Fame charter class of inductees.