Report: UD assistant Allen Griffin to be hired at Syracuse

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According to Jon Rothstein a college basketball writer for CBS Sports tweeted that Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is set to hire University of Dayton assistant coach Allen Griffin.

However according to Boeheim said, "no hire yet," in a text message to the news outlet.

Griffin has been an assistant coach at Dayton for the past six seasons working under Archie Miller.

Griffin played point guard for Boeheim at Syracuse from 1998-2001. He averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists his senior year.

Griffin captained the Orangemen as a senior in 2000-01, when he averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists, ranking seventh all-time in school history for assists in a season. He had 409 assists in his career. Griffin played 133 games for the Orangemen and was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams. His Orange teams combined for a 98-36 record in that span (a .731 winning percentage).

After graduating from Syracuse in 2001, Griffin played professionally in Slovenia for a year, and worked as a teacher and girls basketball coach at Christian Brothers Academy for one season. In 2003, he returned to Syracuse to work on Jim Boeheim’s staff as an administrative assistant. After two years in that position, he took an assistant coaching position at St. Francis (NY) for the 2005-06 campaign.

Following his first year at St. Francis, Griffin coached at Providence for two seasons before returning to St. Francis for another two years. Last year, he coached at Hofstra under former Flyer assistant coach Mo Cassara, helping the Dutchmen to a 21-12 record and a return to the post season.

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