North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Thursday, October 13, 1983The Daily Tar Heel7
For Griffin, talk is all that it takes
By LEE ROBERTS
Geoff Griffin stood outside the soccer
fieldhouse before the team's September
departure to the George Mason Tourna
ment and waited for an answer.
"Look," he said to the soccer player
standing before him, "if you're not going
to play with any more intensity than that,
then you can just stay home. We won't
need you on this trip."
"I'm willing to bust it," the player
"Good, then," Griffin said. "The bus
leaves at five."
Griffin, as usual, was not unrealistical
ly harsh, just strong and firm with no
bones about what he wanted from his
players. His competitive spirit, coaching
and communication skills have made the
assistant men's soccer coach one of the
many bright spots in a growing program.
Griffin's ability to work with his players
has earned him respect among his pupils
and peers alike, and his stress on commu
nication has had a positive effect on the
Sophomore midfielder Mark Devey
echoed the sentiments of many of the soc
cer players when he said, "Coach Griffin
is very understanding. He's easy to talk
to, and he spends a lot of time dealing
with players outside the game situation."
Griffin said he enjoys the interaction.
"They have to have an input," he said in
an interview Tuesday. "When we iron
out things together, it makes for an effec
tive working group."
Griffin ought to know his communica
tion skills, because he graduated from
Chapel Hill in 1976 with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English education. He
followed that up with a year of teaching
and coaching at Chapel Hill High School.
Griffin played soccer at UNC from
1972-1976 alongside present head coach
Anson Dorrance. When Dorrance was
named head coach, Griffin joined the
North Carolina soccer staff, coaching the
junior varsity squad in 1978 and 1979. He
has been an integral part of Dorrance 's
coaching staff ever since, acquiring more
responsibility as well as Dorrance' s
respect along the way.
Griffin said that he is responsible for
training the players on a daily basis, and
scouting in preparation for matches.
Griffin, 29, has also taken up recruiting
chores in the Northeast, which is where a
large number of UNC recruits come
from. At such a young age and with so
much experience in a major soccer pro
gram, Griffin would be a prime candidate
for a head coaching job somewhere else.
Whether or not head coaching is in Grif
fin's future plans is unclear.
"My short-term goals are to finish my
degree," he said. "I've really enjoyed
teaching. I would like to get involved in
educational management, whether in
coaching or in the public schools."
Griffin related an experience he had
after he left UNCJn 1976 which typified
."I got into running," he said. "I
wanted to see what my body could do."
After qualifying in his first marathon,
Griffin set out to run in the Daddy of
them all, the Boston Marathon.
"After 13 miles I was cooking," he
said. "From there on in, it was all psycho
logical." While that anecdote displays that Grif
fin can set his own goals and reach them,
he also works very hard with the players
at establishing their own goals.
Devey said Griffin gave the players
goals in training sessions. "By the time
the season started," he said, "we were as
prepared" as anyone in the country."
Players cited Griffin's hard working at
titude as having forced them to work
hard and reach their goals, both as indi
viduals and as a team. ,
"You've got to keep challenging your
self," Griffin said. "You can always do
more. You've got to celebrate life and
just go for it."
lini ii unii iijjj.j.i jiiimiiinMiininuiwiiimimniimiw I i rmiirn.iimnnrrnirn-r-1 "MM""''r" . .ww w,.- v
! - .v-s J
If Vt I
tWVy .YAy sys i JHyYf
... ... xy
Assistant soccer coach Geoff Griffin studies the game from the side
lines. Griffin's close relationship with players has brought praise of him.
Griffin spoke about the team searching ference," he said. "Every day is a new
for its first ACC victory in over a year. challenge, and we're believers. We're go
"We can be successful in the con- inS to be successful."
Maybe the one thing
you don't have to learn
in college, is how to
have a good time.
Weekends were invented
for good times, and
Domino's Pizza invented
free, 30 minute delivery
so you can make a
good time better,
wherever you are.
Domino's Pizza delivers
hot, delicious pizza in
only 30 minutes or less.
Piping hot from the
oven and topped with
large portions of your
Use our party specials
this weekend and taste
why we're America's
favorite pizza del ivery
You can use them all
week. You never know
when you'll get the
urge to party.
1 1AM-2AM Sunday
Serving UNC South Campus
and East Chapel Hill:
967-0008 209 US1 5-501 ByPass
At UNC North Campus,
West Chapel Hill &
929-0246 503 W. Rosemary St.
I rssa nssr rxra rsa
I - yt)
I M LI L xrm
Create a masterpiece!
Add two del icious
toppings to your favorite I
16" pizza FREE with
this coupoa I
One coupon per pizza
1 S X
Li ) 1
i J )
2 FREE 16 oz.cups of
Pepsi with your favorite
12" pizza and keep
our reuseable plastic
party cup and lid.
One coupon per pizza
4 FREE 16 oz. cups 1
of PEPSI with any
16" pizza Keep the I
sturdy, reuseable plastic 1
i Si Ira
One coupon per pizza
Limited delivery areas ' Drivers carry under $20. e1 983 Domino's Pizza Inc.
Each of these advertised items is required to be readily available for
sale at or below the advertised price in each A&P Store, except as
specifically noted in this ad.
PRICES EFFECTIVE THRU SAT; OCT. 15 AT A&P IN CHAPEL HILL AND CARRBORO
ITEMS OFFERED FOR SALE NOT AVAILABLE TO OTHER RETAIL DEALERS OR WHOLESALERS
rrs rvrsv rtfi tfi vni sprm mi i n
5 lUXUHlCTUnER'S CCUPCS, EXAMPLE: $13 PURCHASE 5 CCUPCSS,
$2QpyfkSHASE 13 CCUPCSS, $1C3 PfSCKASE 53CCUPCXS.
ADDITIONAL COUPONS REDEEMED AT FACE VALUE!
Diwn now and Oct 15, w U nfam national
manufacture eanta-ofl coupona up to SO tor
doublo thakr vslua. OHar good on national manu
tacturara' canta-off coupon only (Food ratallor
coupona not accaptad.) Cuatomar must purchaaa
coupon product In pacJftd alia. Expkad coupons
will not ba honorad. Ona coupon par cuatomar par
Ham. No coupona accaptad tor Iraa warchandtaa.
Oftor doaa not apply to AA" or othar atoro coupona
mathar manutacturar tat manUonad or not Whan
tha valua of tha coupon axcaoda SO or tha rotaH
of the Ham, thta oftor la Umnad to ttw ratal! prtca.
Savtim an Snat with MAP'S
BOUMt SMSSISS COUPCZS!
met are uooio tothlcoumm
ODUW -CtMHOCT- -CtNTtOr
COUPON A 25 25' 50
COUPON B 18' 18' 36'
COUPON C 50 50 SI .00
COUPON O I 75' I 25 I $1.00
SAVE 81 LB.
aoaaHa, jute "
SAVE 71 LB.
SAVE $1.01 LB.
WESTERN GRAIN FED BEEF
C'3i"j M( SSrii
WESTERN GRAIN FED BEEF
0?Ha!f Bone Elg?
lb-ZUID.X I I
V avg. ib. U
j SAVE 50
luiTHjJf Fresh With Quality
26 oz. (OlfO!!?
SAVE 10 LB
save 20 j oavings y f save 3i1
it" """Llmlt one with
saxidltlonal 7.50 order U
Limit one with
additional 7.50 order
I SAVE 41 t SAVE 301 ""V
Now.. .Save A&P Gold Register Tapes for
great savings on quality
aaam amaavmaaaaam WaMmM aaaw aaaaaw taaw0
With $200 Worth
188 Stainless Steel
with 3 layer tri-ply
bottom for better cooking
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS .. .
Save your valuable A&P gold register tapes. '
When you have the amount of A&P gold register tapes needed, redeem them at the
A&P Check Stand.
Naturally, you can start saving more A&P gold register tapes for the next cookware
item you plan to select.
And remember, all items are on sale for the duration of this program. This offer is
scneauiea to ena Saturday, uecemoer 1 7, 1 983.
Chapel Hill Rams Head Plaza Carrboro
750 Airport Road 15-501 By-Pass 607 W. Main Street
Nacho i-ib. -fl69
Coconut Layer Cake
. Good Only at Deli Location