Griffin tabbed Coach of the Year

Glenn Griffin has more hardware to add to his collection.

On top of winning the Class 3A state championship last fall, the Holliday High School cross country coach picked up the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCCAT) annual Coach of the Year honors the organization announced earlier this month.

“Lots of work went into last season,” Griffin said. “I was fortunate to have a good group last year. I’ve always been blessed with great kids. I’m not going to get any accolades unless they show up and perform. It’s just a culmination of a great season.”

Griffin’s top four scoring runners picked up All-State honors in sophomore Hannah Spears, freshman Salem Henry, freshman Kyla Coheley and freshman Jaycee Lyons.

“It was just a dream season,” Griffin added. “We had 12 girls fighting for those top seven spots. They were always competing. I don’t think we had our spots set until the last week of the season. I never had to worry about them missing practice or getting in trouble. They looked out for each other and always worked their tails off.

The Abilene Christian graduate enters his 21st season with the Lady Eagles this fall and holds some lofty expectations for his team.

“I’m hoping we’re better next season,” Griffin closed. “We try to always be evolving and getting better. We had a great freshman class last year that came in and made an immediate impact. I think we have another class coming in that’s going to be pretty good. On paper we should be better, but I have to tell them ‘just because you won it last year doesn’t mean anything.’”

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