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June 11, 2014

Roughers’ baseball coach resigns

Jeremy Griffin was grateful for the experience at Muskogee High School, but family reasons are behind his resgination as baseball coach.

Griffin submitted it Monday and it was received Tuesday by the Muskogee School Board. He’ll take an assistant coach position at Bixby.

“It’s been unbelievable parental support, a bunch of hard-working players and a great administration. I couldn’t have asked for more,” Griffin said, coming off a 20-win season, the first since a state tournament trip in  2008.

“But we’ve got a child due Sept. 1 and my wife’s job is in Tulsa. I’ve got an opportunity closer to home and make that easier on her.  I didn’t want to commute in that situation. It’s about putting family first.”

The child, their first, is being adopted.

Griffin came to MHS two seasons ago after serving as the assistant coach at Jenks. He was 35-31 here after replacing Doug Gunselman. He went 13-16 in 2013 then 22-15 this past season, losing to Broken Arrow in the 6A regional final round.

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