NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has a new athletic direcrtor — Mikki Allen, Tennessee's assistant athletic director. Allen succeeds Teresa Phillips. Tenneessee State announced the hiring Thursday in a video conference call. Allen spent the past 11 years at his alma mater Tennessee in sports administration, most recently as assistant AD for player relations and development. Allen was a member of the 1999 national championship team and earned a master's degree at Tennessee State. He will start May 1, with Phillips retiring after 16 years with Tennessee State.