The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have named former St. John’s Athletic Director Brian Griffin as the director of coaching operations.
Griffin most recently served as the Director of Football at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in 2020 where he managed all activities for the football program including annual planning, program development, academic affairs, student-life, facility planning, scheduling, performance training and athletic and personal development.
Prior to IMG Academy, Griffin served as the Director of Athletics, Department Chair and Head of Athletic Development at St. John’s College High School in Washington DC for six years (2014-19). In his role, Griffin was responsible for organizing, managing and executing all aspects of the athletics program which included 29 varsity sports.
Griffin also spent three years (2011-13) as the Vice President of Performance and President of Training Division at IMG Performance in Bradenton, Fla. He also spent four years (2007-10) as the Senior Director of Performance, Combines, Camps & Clinics for Under Armour.
A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Griffin earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. There he was a linebacker on the varsity football team, a two-time defensive captain and the recipient of the Edgar Church Memorial Award, which is presented to the student-athlete rendering the most outstanding contributions to the varsity team based on the inspiration, courage and loyalty displayed toward the university and the team. Additionally, he earned his master’s degree in sports leadership from Duquesne University and is a certified performance training coach.
Griffin will join the Falcons just a few weeks after Georgetown Prep alum Arthur Smith was named the team’s head coach.
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