Tennessee women's golf head coach Judi Pavon announced Friday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Griffin. The former Murray State assistant coach joins the Lady Vols after spending four seasons with Racers' women's golf program.
"I'm really excited about adding Chris to our staff," Pavon said. "He has had four years experience coaching and is a good player and continues to compete. He will be able to help each of our players evaluate their games and improve in every area. We are looking forward to getting started in a couple of weeks."
During Griffin's time at Murray State, the Racers won the 2013-14 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) championship and participated in the NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. Griffin was also responsible for coaching the 2014 OVC Player of the Year, Delaney Howson.
"I'm looking forward to this opportunity and to work with Coach Pavon," Griffin said. "This is a prestigious program with a history of success. My goal is to help this team win a conference championship and eventually a national championship. I also look forward to learning from Coach Pavon as our coaching philosophies align very well."
Griffin enjoyed a superb collegiate career with the Murray State men's golf program where he competed from 2006-10.
Griffin graduated from Murray State with a degree in business administration and finished his MBA at MSU in 2010.
Griffin also served as the assistant manager at the Miller Memorial Golf Course, the home course of Murray State.
With an outstanding amateur resume, Griffin is an accomplished player and still regularly competes. He recently finished ninth in the Kentucky State Amateur tournament.
As a collegiate player, Griffin competed in 108 career rounds over four seasons for the Racers and was part of MSU's 2010 OVC Championship, the first for the program since 1991. Griffin was named All-OVC his senior season and to the All-OVC Tournament Team.