Iron Mountain’s Dick Allen to be inducted into NMU Hall of Fame

MARQUETTE – Richard “Dick” Allen, a former Iron Mountain High School superintendent and football coach, will be inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame in September.

The induction class of 2018 also includes Tim Jones, John LaPointe, Heather (Mizer) Sarnowski, Kim (Storm) Ylitalo and the 1997-98 women’s basketball team. Former Iron Mountain High School girls basketball coach Ginger (Weber) Moore played on the 1997-98 squad.

Allen, from the NMU class of 1960, was the starting running back for the 1956 squad that finished the season undefeated. Two years later, Allen was named a Little (now NCAA Division II) All-American after leading the team in rushing (386 yards) and scoring (36 points).

Additionally, Allen was a four-year letter winner in track and field for the Wildcats.

With a 27-3 record, the 1997-1998 NMU women’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA II semifinals after double digit victories in each of their first three rounds. The Wildcats outscored their opponents 2,471 to 1,890 en route to a GLIAC tournament championship.

The induction celebration will begin at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 with a social in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center. Starting at 6 p.m., the program and dinner will take place. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available through the NMU Ticket Office at 906-227-1032.