Allen Friday Brag Board
“Nothing is more important to Al than game night and getting to go to the gym to watch his favorite team, and fish fry afterward. ‘Get the rebound’ is just one of the many Allenism’s that he inherited from the coach that taught him basics as a teacher and then brought him alongside as a basketball manager and to continue his outward growth. Roy, like the entire Beavers basketball family and Beaverton community have taken Allen under their wings and have watched as he has grown in his years as a person, dedicated Beavers fan, manager and yes, popcorn aficionado. People like Scott and Josh Loose and many other community members continue to provide support for Allen, and in the truest sense, offer what Beaverton family is all about, and that’s looking out for one another and offering love and support. Good Job Al, thanks for your dedication and congratulations!”
– Scott Govitz
“Allen has become the go to guy when getting advise for the upcoming game. When asked , what do we need to do to win next weeks game, his answer will be BOX OUT and MAKE YOUR FREE THROWS. Cindy and I personally enjoy our friendship with Allen during the games and at the fish fry after the home games. Almost every game Allen comes up to me to remind me of the fish fry or tell us Govy’s funny and Shad’s Crazy. Allen will never understand his importance and what he means to Beaverton basketball. Congrats!”
– Bob Woodruff
“Among the many things I’ve learned under Coach Johnston, there are a few that stand out as pillars of his program that I believe are mostly responsible for his success. Hard work pays off, attention to detail and loyalty to those who are loyal to you.
Aside from immediate family members, I can not think of two people who have been more loyal to each other than Roy and Allen. For over a quarter century these two have been fixtures on the sidelines every winter, barking at players and refs alike, almost in unison! In fact, 2020 marks Allen’s 25th year as the Beaver’s manager and Roy’s 50th year as head coach. To this day neither have missed a single game!
As a fan, player and current coach I have spent nearly 4 decades as part of the boys basketball team. The program has become like an extension of my family and Allen Friday is a very important piece of that family. Allen and I are close in age and grew up going to school and riding the same bus together. I can’t remember a time in my life that Allen wasn’t there and over all of these years, consider him a very special friend.
Allen is and always will be a huge part of our team and I look forward to many more years of long bus rides listening to one of Allen’s renditions of Metallica or Korn!
I know Allen is very proud to be inducted into the hall of fame and excited to keep munching on popcorn and routing for his beloved Beavers!!!!! Congrats buddy! Woody loves ya!”
– Shad Woodruff