CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Daniel Griffin, a
two-year assistant coach with MIT’s women’s tennis
team, will serve as the interim head coach during the spring 2010
season. He will guide the squad during current head coach Carol
Matsuzaki’s leave of absence as she and her partner prepare
for the birth of their first child. Matsuzaki, the program’s
all-time winningest coach, will return to her post for the 2010-11
Griffin’s contributions towards match preparation and on-court coaching during practices and matches resulted in the Engineers earning a national ranking of No. 25 last season. This past fall, MIT upset Babson College to advance to the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament.
A local product, Griffin played high school tennis at the Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. before a brief training stint at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fla. He continued his career at Connecticut College and upon graduation Griffin played competitively with his successes generating regional and national rankings.
Griffin is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and works in MIT's Alumni Association in the Office of Annual Fundraising. He is currently pursuing dual master's degrees from Suffolk University in Political Science and Public Administration.