Auburn promotes Griffin to lead girls basketball program

ROCKFORD – Taylor Griffin, who has been an assistant girls baskeball coach at both Auburn and East high schools, will take over the NIC-10 champion Knights basketball program.

Griffin was an assistant coach for this year’s team, which went 16-2 in the conference to win the first NIC-10 title in school history, and 26-7 overall.

Griffin, who works at Auburn as a parent and community liason, spent the prior two seasons as an assistant at East.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to continue building on the base of the past few years,” Griffin said. “We have a great group of student athletes who are a pleasure to work with because of the effort they give every day.”

The Knights top two players, first team all-conference guards Brooklyn Gray and Zhakayla Evans, will be back for their junior years.

“We are extremely excited to have coach Griffin lead our girls basketball program,” Auburn Athletic Director Brad Pemberton said. “She was an integral piece of last season’s historic run to a regional title, the program’s first since 1987. She brings a lifelong love of basketball to Auburn, with experience coaching, plus experience playing at the collegiate level.”




Posted on 05.05.20