Chassion Griggs Elevated to Women's Soccer Assistant Coach

March 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen announced on Friday that he has elevated Chassion Griggs to the position of assistant coach. Griggs previously served as a volunteer assistant coach under Friesen for two seasons.

"We are very excited to have Chassion join our staff full time," Friesen said. "He has earned this opportunity with exceptional dedication to our program over the past few years. He has shown our team what it means to be selfless and how to make the most of each moment. I am excited to see how Chassion will bring that experience into this new role and push our program forward again."

In two seasons at SDSU with Griggs on staff, the Aztecs posted a record of 25-12-6 (15-4-3 Mountain West), won an MW regular-season and tournament title, and advanced to the NCAA Championship. He tutored four-year letter-winning goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn, who ended up being a three-time all-MW tournament performer and an all-conference second-team goalkeeper her senior campaign.

Griggs, who replaces Juan Pablo Favero after he took Oakland University's head coaching position, brings with him to Montezuma Mesa six years of collegiate coaching experience from his time spent at Point Loma Nazarene and Cuyamaca College. As an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Sea Lions, he guided the PLNU men's team to its best finish in eight seasons and coached the goalkeeping unit to the 15th-best goals-against average in the nation. During his time with the women's team, he helped PLNU to a PacWest title and an NCAA appearance. Griggs also mentored a goalkeeping group that produced the second-best GAA nationally and the conference goalie of the year, who went on to earn NSCAA all-West Region accolades.

Prior to his time at Point Loma Nazarene, Griggs coached for two seasons at Cuyamaca College. During his stint the men's team in Rancho San Diego, the Coyotes posted back-to-back winning seasons and finished second in their league twice. Griggs also guided Cuyamaca's goalie to back-to-back conference goalkeeper-of-the-year awards.

Outside of the college ranks, Griggs was the director of goalkeeping and a head coach for the San Diego United club team, and a coach for the San Diego Surf Soccer Club.

Griggs, who has his NSCAA national license and his Level 1 and 2 goalkeeping licenses from the organization, is a 2009 graduate of SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary in Oakland and received his Master's Degree from Liberty in 2014.

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