John Griffith joined Pine Manor College as Athletic Director on October 25, 2010. Griffith brings an array of experience as an educator, coach and administrator at the collegiate and high school level to Pine Manor College.
Prior to arriving at Pine Manor, Griffith spent 9 years as the athletic director at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH. Griffith also served as a coach of the Daniel Webster men's basketball team for the last 15 seasons, including 7 as head coach. Prior to his time at Daniel Webster, Griffith had stays at New England College and Plymouth State as well as several high school programs, serving as an educator and coach.
Griffith oversaw tremendous success during his time at Daniel Webster. In the last two years alone, eight varsity programs enjoyed their best seasons in school history. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Daniel Webster captured New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) championships in women's volleyball, men's soccer, and baseball. The high-degree of on-field success, helped the Daniel Webster athletic department earn the 2009-2010 NECC “Champions Cup” for its men’s programs, while finishing as the runner-up for its women’s programs. The recent success of the athletic programs also led to all-time highs for all-conference and regional honoree selections.
While Daniel Webster was recognized for its on-field achievements, its student-athletes were also recognized for their academic prowess, receiving all-time highs in academic all-conference selections, student-athlete grade point average, Dean’s List honors and President’s List award recipients.
A 1979 graduate of Southern Maine University, Griffith holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Griffith also earned a master’s degree in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy in 1999.