Allen Griffin Will be Hired as Syracuse Basketball Assistant

Syracuse has filled their assistant coaching vacancy. Details inside.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Another former Syracuse Orange player is set to join Jim Boeheim on the bench. Former point guard Allen Griffin has agreed to become an assistant with the Orange after Boeheim spoke with him lask week about the position. 

Griffin was a point guard at Syracuse from 1997-2001. He averaged six points, three assists and one steal per game during his career. That includes a strong senior season when he averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 assists and nearly two steals per game. Syracuse went 98-36 during his four year career. 

After the conclusion of his playing days, Griffin has spent the last decade or so as an assistant at various division one programs. He started as an administrative assistant with SU in 2003. From there, Griffin coached at St. Francis, Providence, Hofstra and Dayton. 

During his five seasons at Dayton, Griffin coached under Flyers head coach Archie Miller. Miller recently took the job at Indiana where Griffin could have followed. Instead, he decided to come back to a place he called home for six seasons as a player and administrative assistant. 

Griffin has ties to the New York City area, playing high school ball at Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn. That should help him recruit for the Orange. He also has connections to the Philadelphia area. 

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