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Carrboro Names Griffin As Head Football Coach

     CARRBORO—Carrboro High School has named Melvin Griffin as its new head football coach, according to various media reports including the Durham Herald-Sun.

     Griffin, who has been at Carrboro since the school opened, has been an assistant football coach there since 2007 under Jason Tudryn.  Tudryn resigned to accept a post with the University of North Carolina.

     Griffin, who teaches math at the school, has also developed Carrboro into a state track and field power, with three NCHSAA women’s state championships.

     He grew up in Yorktown, Va., where there actually is a street named after him due to his high school athletic prowess, primarily in football. He attended the College of William and Mary, played football there and one of his college teammates was Mike Tomlin, the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.