Women's Soccer: 1984-87
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Class of 1999
Amy Allmann played goalkeeper during her career that spanned from 1984-87, which culminated with her being named the NCAA's Adidas Goalkeeper of the Year in 1987. She teamed with fellow UCF Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Akers and led UCF to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four in 1987. A versatile athlete, Allmann also competed in cross-country and rowing while at UCF.
She went on to compete for the U.S. National Team from 1987-91 and was on the squad that won the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991. During her playing career, Griffin earned five gold medals and one silver as a participant at the Olympic Sports Festival. She played four years with the U.S. National Team, collecting 24 caps. In 23 career national team starts she posted a 12-8-3 record with a 0.99 goals against average.
Following her playing career, Allmann went into coaching getting her start at nearby Lyman High School where she was an assistant coach in 1987. Griffin was one of the first nine women to obtain a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) level "A" coaching license. She is active in the Olympic Development program and coached at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival. Her coaching ability did not go unnoticed at the national level as she became a staff coach for both the NSCAA and the U.S. Soccer Federation in 1998.
Griffin spent three years at New Mexico where she started the program in 1993 after serving a few seasons as an assistant coach at San Diego State. The Lobos posted a 27-24-1 record under Griffin, including a 10-7-3 mark in 1995 en route to a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference. She then went to the University of Washington spending over a decade with the Huskies program, last their Associate Head Coach.
Prior to her San Diego State stint, Griffin was an assistant coach at Santa Clara from 1989-91. She was also an assistant at her alma mater, UCF, after graduating in 1987 with a B.A. in organizational communications and a minor in health.
Griffin also served broadcast commentating stints with NBC, ESPN and Fox Network coverage of soccer. She provided analysis for ESPN2 during the 1995 and 1999 women's soccer World Cups and was the color analyst for NBC's 2000 Sydney Olympic coverage.