Sami Allison is in her second season as an assistant with the
Panthers. Allison works primarily with the Panther forwards.
In her first season with the Panthers, Allison helped UNI
finish as MVC regular-season champion for the first time in program history,
and the Panthers also reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Allison, a native of Libertyville, Iowa, joins the Panthers
with seven years' experience as an assistant at the NCAA Division I level. She
most recently spent two seasons at Monmouth University in New Jersey. While
with the Hawks she was responsible for scheduling, recruiting, marketing, camps
and clinics and equipment.
working at Monmouth, she worked four years at Long Island University. She went
to LIU after spending a season at her alma mater, St. Francis (Pa.) University.
There, she helped the Red Flash finish with a 25-6 record and as Northeast
played two seasons at St. Francis, serving as a captain and starter both years.
She was named to the Northeast Conference all-tournament team in 2003, and she
helped the Red Flash win the NEC Tournament in 2002 and 2003 to earn bids to
the NCAA Tournament.
playing at St. Francis, Allison played basketball and softball at Kirkwood
Community College. She was named an honorable all-American in women's
basketball and a first-team selection on softball in 2001.
earned her bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Francis, and she earned a
master's of business administration from Long Island University.