Houston boys’ basketball coach Aaron Griffin resigned Monday after a two-year stay on the Tigers’ sidelines.
Griffin said he has accepted an assistant coaching position at Springfield Glendale and will teach physical education at a nearby elementary school. Among the incentives for moving, Griffin said, was a $5,000 annual pay raise, living closer to his family and teaching P.E., which was his college major.
Houston Superintendent Clinton Waters said the school board accepted Griffin’s resignation Monday night, pending the hire of a suitable replacement. Gribbin will pay a $500 penalty to be released from his contract, which was renewed in the spring.
Griffin broke the news to his team Monday afternoon.
“It’s an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Griffin said.
In a letter announcing his resignation as coach and ISS instructor, Griffin said he would fulfill his obligations through June. He is hosting an elementary basketball camp this week. Griffin also said Brent Hall would take over his weight lifting and conditioning classes.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Houston,” Griffin said in his letter. “The people are great and I appreciate their professionalism. I will miss everyone, especially my players.”