Allen Griffin hired as an assistant coach by Syracuse men's basketball

Griffin played at Syracuse from 1998-2001

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Former Syracuse standout Allen Griffin has joined the Syracuse men's basketball staff as an assistant coach.

Over the weekend, CBS College basketball inside Jon Rothstein reported that Griffin was going to be hired, but coach Boeheim had officially not hired him yet.

Griffin fills the vacancy left by Mike Hopkins who left SU to take the head coaching job at Washington.

Allen Griffin started 67 games for Syracuse from 1997-2001, averaging close 10 points and 7 assists per game.

He briefly served as an administrative assistant at SU after his playing days wrapped up.

Griffin has had stops as an assistant with St. Francis, Providence, Hofstra, and most recently at Dayton.



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