Dayton Flyers assistant headed to Syracuse

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

Allen Griffin returning to his alma mater

Allen Griffin, an assistant coach under Archie Miller with the Dayton Flyers for the last six seasons, will return to his alma mater as an assistant coach, Syracuse University announced Thursday.

The news broke last week, but Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said at the time no deal was in place. Griffin played for Boeheim from 1997-2001 and will now coach on his staff.

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"I can't express how excited I am to be back at Syracuse," Griffin said in a press release. "It was a real honor to play for a Hall of Fame coach in Coach Boeheim and I feel the same way about being a member of his staff. I love Syracuse. I've enjoyed the places and people I've worked with in the past but I've always hoped I'd get the opportunity to come back. It's like home to me."

Griffin was the UD assistant coach who recruited senior point guard Scoochie Smith.

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