Women's Tennis Coach Griffin to Resign

June 5, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - After six successful seasons as the University of Oregon women's tennis coach, Jack Griffin will resign his position June 30 to be closer to his family in Seattle.

Griffin's wife of two years, Amy Allmann, is an assistant soccer coach at the University of Washington. They have one child, Nicholas, who will celebrate his first birthday in September.

'This was a really difficult decision for myself and my family,' Griffin said. 'I was very fortunate to work for one of the best athletic departments in the country. I've also been blessed to work with some amazing players, assistant coaches and support staff, which made my time here very rewarding. The Oregon women's tennis program is now emerging as one of the stronger teams in the nation. I will always take pride in knowing I've played a role in helping guide the program to this level.'

Griffin compiled a 50-82 record at Oregon, including NCAA Tournament berths four times in his six seasons. This past season, he guided the Ducks to a 14-11 dual match record, a No. 33 national ranking and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament, including a win over No. 18-ranked UNLV.

Before arriving at Oregon, Griffin was an assistant coach in 1995 and 1996 at his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. He competed for the Lobos from 1984 to 1987, becoming the first and only four-time All-WAC selection. A native of La Jolla, Calif., Griffin graduated from New Mexico with a degree in sports administration in 1994.

Griffin, 36, was the seventh coach in the program's 29-year history. A national search for his successor is underway.

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