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Tommy Griffin won't return as OCS coach

Griffin stepping down to spend more time with family

From Staff Reports Modified: May 10, 2007 at 3:04 pm •  Published: May 10, 2007
Tommy Griffin will not return as the high school basketball coach and athletic director at Oklahoma Christian School next year.

Griffin's decision was a product of wanting to spend more time with his family. His sons, Blake and Taylor, will both be playing for Jeff Capel and the OU basketball team next year.

"I have the utmost respect for Tommy and commend his willingness to practice what we preach about the priority of our family,” OCS Headmaster Dallas Caldwell said in a statement. "Coach Griffin has spoken with me often about his schedule and his desire to protect his time in the coming years.”

Griffin coached at OCS for six years, compiling a 110-7 record and four straight state championships. Before coaching at OCS Griffin coached and taught in the Oklahoma City Public Schools system for 30 years, winning state titles at Classen and John Marshall. He has also been inducted into the Oklahoma coaches' Hall of Fame and the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame. has disabled the comments for this article.


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