New Athletics Director Joins Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 1, 2022) – Regent University has named Michael W. Allen as its new Director of Athletics. In his new role, Allen will be responsible for overseeing the university’s 11 NCCAA Division I sports and managing all coaches and staff within the Regent Athletics department.

Dr. Joseph Umidi, the executive vice president for Student Life at Regent University, expressed confidence in Allen, stating, “Allen is an accomplished leader with a proven track record in building and developing world-class athletic programs. He is dedicated to serving Regent athletes with excellence, innovation, and integrity. We look forward to continued growth and expansion for Regent Athletics under his leadership.”

Allen brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having held various positions in the athletic realm, including stints as Director of Athletics at The Apprentice School, Athletic Director at StoneBridge School, and Director of Athletics and Head Boys Basketball coach at Norfolk Christian Schools, among others.

Expressing his gratitude for the appointment, Allen remarked, “I am deeply humbled and honored to accept the role of Director of Athletics at Regent University. The future is bright for Regent Athletics, and I look forward to building on our strong foundation of Winning with Character, and furthering the university’s mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

Regent Athletics features 11 NCCAA Division I sports teams, and those interested in learning more about the department can visit

About Regent University

Regent University, established in 1977, is renowned as a premier Christian institution accommodating over 11,000 students at its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and through its online program. The university offers various academic programs, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in numerous fields of study such as business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, and more. Regent University has received accolades such as being ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).


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