Tina Griffith enters her second stint on the WVU rowing coaching staff. Previously, Griffith served as WVU’s assistant coach from 2004-2011 and was an associate head coach from 2011-12.
Griffith’s extensive knowledge of the WVU Rowing program dates back to 1998 when she walked on to the team as a student. She went on to be named a team captain in 1999-2000 and again in 2002-03. She then worked with the team as a graduate assistant from 2003-2004.
“I have the rare opportunity to be able to come back again to do what I love at my alma mater and to make a positive impact on the student-athletes and the team,” Griffith said. “I don't think it can get much better than that.”
“I’m very happy to welcome coach Griffith back to the Mountaineer rowing staff,” head coach Jimmy King said. “Tina's knowledge of our rowing program, understanding of the culture at WVU and familiarity in working with me are great assets at a time when we’re welcoming additional new staff members.”
Griffith returns to the Mountaineer rowing program after serving as a West Virginia State Trooper the past two years. Prior to that, Griffith served as a graduate assistant for WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sports Science for two years.
A native of West Liberty, West Virginia, Griffith graduated from WVU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2003 and a masters in athletic coaching education in 2005.