Central graduate, longtime assistant coach excited to lead program he knows so well
By Pamela Lannom
Brian Griffin knows Dickinson Field.
He played there as a member of a 2002 Red Devil football team that was undefeated until the state semifinals.
He's paced the sidelines during games in a variety of roles, including varsity linebackers coach, special teams coach and, most recently, defensive coordinator.
He's stood in the center of the huddle midfield, congratulating players after a win and consoling them after a loss.
Now Griffin, 34, is preparing for his first season as varsity head football coach.
"It was something I always kind of thought I would end up doing, but it was never the ultimate goal," he said. "The ultimate goal was always to impact kids.
"It is exciting to have a little greater influence and to be able to impact more kids ...
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