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Legendary Coach Hangs Up His Whistle

After more than 40-years of patrolling the sidelines, Troup head football coach Andy Griffin has decided to call it a career. Coach Griffin decision to retire has been two years in the making. Griffin won 243 games in 41 years of coaching at Hull-Daisetta, White Oak, Bridge City, Pasadena, Georgetown, First Baptist Academy of Dallas, and finally Troup, where he saved the best for last, taking the Tigers to the 2A Division Two State Championship Game. Griffin says he'll miss the relationships with the players and coaches most of all, and sure can't complain the way he closed out his career.

"I couldn't write a better script then ending your career on that note," said Griffin.  "It's great. It's icing on the cake. It's super. Our kids did a great job this year."

Coach Griffin plans to finish the school year, coaching the troup golf team. He is building a house in Troup and plans to play a lot of golf. Troup defensive coordinator John Eastman has been tabbed to replace coach Griffin.

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