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Brendan "Griff" Griffin


Brendan"Griff" Griffin began his sports and athletic involvement at a young age while growing up in Falls Church, Virginia. Coach Griff attended McLean High School in McLean, Virginia where he was a versatile 3-sport Varsity athlete participating in football, wrestling, and baseball. He excelled in each of these sports with many honors and awards. In 2007, Griff joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Forward Observer. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan twice between 2007-2010 and completed a number of high-profile training courses. Griff’s military training combined with his nearly 20-years of athletic experience has made him a coach that preaches the importance of fundamentals, discipline, and adaptability.


Licenses and Certifications

  • National Sports Performance Association

    • Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC)

    • Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC)

    • Certified Sports Nutrition Coach (CSNC)

    • Certified Program Design Specialist (CPDS)


Coaching Experience

  • McLean Mustangs Football, Head Coach, Ages 8-14

  • Fairfax High School Football, Wide Receiver Coach/Return Specialist

  • Arlington Soccer Performance Clinic, Ages 8-18


Playing Experience

  • McLean High School

    • Varsity Football 2002-05, MVP

      • All-Conference Wide Receiver, Defensive Back,, Offensive POY, Offensive Utility Player and Kick Returner

    • Varsity Wrestling 2003-05

      • 2x Conference Runner-Up


United States Marine Corps

  • Forward Observer with 5th Air Naval Liaison Company

  • Deployment

    • Iraq- Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008-2009

    • Afghanistan- Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011

  • Training Courses

    • USMC Air Assault

    • Water Survival Advanced Qualification

    • Mountain Warfare School

    • US Army Airborne School

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