Coach Culp’s Info




Cell Phone:  253-219-5252


Office Phone:  253-298-4802



His full name is Allen Wayne Culp and he was born on December 14, 1974.  He married his wife, Barbara, in 2000.  They were blessed with their first daughter, Elizabeth, in 2003 and their second daughter, Sarah, in 2008.


He attended the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology degree in 1998 and a Master in Teaching degree in 2000.  Immediately after graduating, he was hired by Washington High School (Tacoma, WA) and he has been there for his entire career.  He is currently teaching Principles of Biomedical Science, Biology, and AP Biology.  He is also the head coach for Cross Country and the distance coach for Track & Field, as well as the supervisor of the Bible Study Club and a member of the Scholarship Committee.


He was saved and baptized on November 17, 2002 at Lakewood Baptist Temple, where he is still a member.  He is currently serving as the director of the Junior Church and Kids for Christ programs, as well as the games leader for Vacation Bible School.


He loves competition and exercise, especially running, basketball, and softball.  He also enjoys doing home renovation projects, working on cars, cooking, and relaxing every once in a while by watching a movie or a TV show.


His favorite foods are pizza, fajitas, almost all fruits and vegetables, and granola mixes.  He also likes ice cream and dark chocolate candy.


His favorite number is 11, because it reminds him to always strive for perfection (1st place) in everything.  In fact, he can often be heard saying “Make it a great PAT day!” and “To be or not to be, it is up to you!” to his students and athletes.


His favorite color is black, because he thinks that it represents simplicity and toughness.  In fact, he has a black 1981 Ford Mustang Coupe, which was published in two different magazines after he customized it.  However, he also has an affinity for purple and gold since he is a devoted UW fan.  Consequently, he use to have a Siberian Husky named Avalanche (aka Avy).  RIP