Lady Rockets Hire New Assistant

Yesterday afternoon, the University of Toledo Lady Rockets Basketball Program announced the hiring of Katie Griggs as assistant women's basketball coach. Katie will join the reigning MAC Coach of the Year, Tricia Cullop, and her staff for the 2009-10 season. Read on for more about Katie Griggs, including comments from Coach Cullop.

Yesterday afternoon, the University of Toledo Lady Rockets Basketball Program announced the hiring of Katie Griggs as assistant women's basketball coach. Katie will join the reigning MAC Coach of the Year, Tricia Cullop, and her staff for the 2009-10 season.

Grigss will work with all aspects of the program, including on-floor coaching, international recruiting, and individual conditioning workouts. She will also serve as the lady Rockets' apparrel contact, oversee practice players, and be the contact for alumni relations and booster club.

Katie is a 2002 graduate of Xavier University. Shwe was recruited to Xavier to play basketball by Tricia Cullop when Cullop was an assistant at Xavier. She played two seasons for Xavier. She then had major back surgery and could not play again. She spent her final two seasons as a student assistant.

"I had the privilege of coaching Katie at Xavier for her first two seasons," UT head coach Tricia Cullop said. "She made an immediate impact because of her talent level, intelligence, and work ethic. All those intangibles have carried over today, and her winning mentality will be a tremendous help to our program going forward. I also love the fact that she has local ties and is familiar with a lot of the schools from which we will be recruiting."



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