Head Coach: Amy Griffin 2017-07-04T08:15:51+00:00

CoachAmyGriffin

US DEAF WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

Amy Griffin

COACH

At Washington

  • Completed her 20th season on the Washington women’s soccer coaching staff in 2015, helping the Huskies to their second straight NCAA tournament appearance and 14th in program history.
  • Hired as an assistant coach at UW on March 26, 1996
  • Promoted to associate head coach in August of 2005
  • Mentored Hope Solo, current U.S. WNT keeper, from 1999-2002
  • Won a Pac-10 title in 2000
  • Has mentored current goalkeeper, Megan Kufeld, who became the career shutouts leader at Washington in 2015.

Previous/Other Coaching Experience

  • Coach of the US Deaf Womens National Soccer Team, which will be competing in the 2016 World Cup and 2017 Womens Deaf Olympics.
  • Also served as a member of the U23 US Soccer Women’s National Team Coaching staff
  • Has spent the last nine years working with the Youth National Teams
  • Worked with both the U-20 and U-23 U.S. National teams, including the U-20 side that played in the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada
  • Has been a member of U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education staff since 1988
  • Served as the head coach at the University of New Mexico from 1992-94
  • Assistant under Husky head coach Lesle Gallimore at San Diego State 1990-91
  • First full-time assistant coach in the country at Santa Clara 1989-90

Playing Career

  • Was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1987 to 1991, playing on the team that won the first women’s World Cup in 1991
  • In 23 career national team starts she posted a 12-8-3 record with a 0.99 goals against average
  • Played at the University of Central Florida where she was named the adidas Goalkeeper of the Year in 1987
  • Went to three NCAA tourney three times at Central Florida during her collegiate career
  • Inducted into the Central Florida Hall of Fame in 1999, the school’s second women’s soccer honoree
  • Earned five gold medals and one silver as a participant at the Olympic Sports Festival

Personal

  • Married to Jack Griffin, the couple has two sons, Nicholas (13) and Benjamin (11)
  • Graduate of Decatur (Wash.) High School and member of the F.C. Royals club program (Washinton Premiere)
  • Native of Federal Way, Wash., currently lives in Seattle
  • Loves the northwest and enjoys hiking, boating and the outdoors