Allen Griffin enters his first season as an assistant coach on the Hofstra Men's Basketball staff in 2010-11.
Griffin has been an assistant coach at St. Francis (N.Y.) for the past two seasons, the same school he also coached at during the 2005-06 season. His responsibilities in his most recent stint with the Terriers included recruiting, on-court coaching, travel planning, scheduling, game preparation, and assisting in monitoring academics.
In between his two stints at St. Francis (N.Y.), Griffin served as an assistant coach at Providence for two years, joining the Friars staff in 2006-07.
A former standout at Syracuse, Griffin captained the Orangemen as a senior in 2000-01, when he averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists, ranking sixth all-time in school history for assists in a season. His 409 career assists ranks tenth on the school’s career list. He was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams in his four years at Syracuse, while his Orange teams combined for a 98-36 record in that span (a .731 winning percentage).
After graduating from Syracuse in 2001 with a degree in arts and sciences, Griffin played professionally in Slovenia for a year, and worked as a teacher and girls basketball coach a Christian Brothers Academy for one year. In 2003, he joined Jim Boeheim’s staff at Syracuse as an administrative assistant, where he worked for two years before taking an assistant coaching position at St. Francis.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Griffin attended Paul Robeson High School, where he earned high school All-America honors as a senior in 1996-97. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Tiffany and their two sons, Allen Jr. and Trey.