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Dating a football coach

Matthew Jude Griffin (born May 9, 1968) is an American professional football coach and former collegiate player.

This week starts the high school football season here in Florida. In an effort to express this excitement (since we don’t have a game for over 3 weeks) I thought you might enjoy learning a little about this significant piece of my life. It wasn’t just related to football, but we really had NO IDEA how different being in charge of a program would be.In his fourth season, the Racers slipped back to 3–8 overall and 2–6 in OVC play.Following four straight losing seasons and an overall record of 11–34, the lowest winning percentage in Murray State history (.244), Griffin was fired on November 16, 2009.Griffin began his coaching career from 1992 to 1993 at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire.From there he joined the University of Richmond in 1994, and then was at Northeastern University from 1995 to 1996.In 2007, the team minimally improved to 2–9 overall and 1–7 in conference play.

Griffin's third season was his best, leading the Racers to a 5–7 overall record and a 4–4 mark in conference.

A lot of people are big football fans, but as a coaching family we literally live football. The phone calls about all kinds of crazy situations never stop, no matter the time of year.

That year our record was 5-5, a huge improvement for our school who had a combined 5 total wins from the previous 3 years.

I always tell him that he seriously needs to write a book about all the crazy stuff that’s happened to us.

But through all the challenges, our team improved and pulled out a couple of very significant victories for a 6-4 record.

In 2011, Griffin was offensive quality control coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.