FORT WORTH – Bill Allcorn, a 2004 graduate of Abilene High School, was announced May 22 as the new head men’s golf coach at Texas Christian University.
Allcorn, who lettered in basketball and golf while at Abilene High, played collegiate golf at Baylor before playing professionally on the Adams Pro Tour. He finished the 2011 season atop tour’s money list and also won several stops on the Adams Tour and numerous state opens and pro-am events.
Allcorn was a four-year letter winner at Baylor. He competed in 38 tournaments, claiming a title at the Bill Hill Invitational and finishing as runner-up in the 2009 Big 12 Championship. He graduated cum laude in 2009 with a degree in economics. A two-time All-American Scholar, Allcorn was also a four-time Academic All-Big 12 team member and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll 10 times.
After leaving professional golf, Allcorn served two seasons as a volunteer assistant for the Baylor men’s golf team, and he also worked with the Baylor women’s program in the spring of 2017. He was then hired at the University of Oklahoma, where he spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the men’s program before being promoted to associate head coach last spring.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Bill Allcorn and his family to TCU,” said TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati. “We conducted a national search and vetted a number of exceptional candidates with strong credentials, which speaks to the strong foundation Coach Allcorn’s vision for our program is ambitious and inspiring and is aligned with TCU’s goals and values. He is the perfect fit to lead our men’s golf program moving forward.
The 2021 Jan Strickland National Assistant Coach of the Year, Allcorn has helped oversee Oklahoma cement itself atop collegiate golf. OU won its second-straight Big 12 Championship this season and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 12th straight season. With Allcorn’s assistance, OU has won three Big 12 Championships, advanced to NCAA match play in all five years, and won 25 tournament titles.
“My family and I could not be more excited to come to Fort Worth and have this great opportunity at TCU,” said Allcorn. “We are grateful that Jeremiah Donati believed in our vision and has given us the chance to lead the men’s golf program. We have loved our six years in Norman and can’t thank (OU head coach) Coach Ryan Hybl, our players, and our support staff enough for the friendship and memories. The good Lord knew exactly where we needed to be to prepare us for where we are going. We are excited to finish the 2023 season with the Sooners and then call TCU home.”
During the 2021-22 season, Oklahoma won a school-record-tying seven tournaments, including the program’s 18th conference championship. Ranked outside the top 10 to open the season, OU quickly ascended into the nation’s No. 1 spot, a position they would maintain for nearly the entire season. Oklahoma earned the overall No. 1 seed for the second consecutive season and advanced to NCAA match play for an NCAA-record sixth successive season. Three Sooners earned All-America honors, including Chris Gotterup, who became OU’s first Haskins Award winner, earning the title of National Player of the Year and Big 12 Golfer of the Year.
In the 2020-21 season, Allcorn helped OU to a runner-up finish at the national championship. The Sooners were the nation’s consensus No. 1 team entering the postseason and rode the momentum into the national championship match. That year, the entire Oklahoma lineup was named to the All-America team for the first time in program history.
In the shortened 2019-20 season, OU was the No. 1 team in the nation and finished inside the top two at four of its six tournaments.
Allcorn helped the Sooners advance to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2018 and 2019 in his first two seasons at OU.
He and his wife, Mallory, have three children. His father, Rev. Stan Allcorn, retired as the Senior Pastor at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in August 2020 after 23 years at the church, while his mother, Claudia Allcorn, recently retired after more than 20 years as a teacher in the Abilene ISD.