A former player and coach at Western Illinois University, Shaefrey Griffin concluded his third season as a W&J assistant football coach in 2012. Griffin works with the Presidents' defensive linemen, while leading the team's strength and conditioning program.
In 2012, Griffin played an important role in the development of Jon Lowery '15, who ranked third in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with 7.5 sacks. He also coached Capital One Academic All-District selection John Watts '13, who was fourth on the squad with five tackles for a loss.
Griffin came to Washington, Pa., after spending six years in a number of different coaching roles at Percy L. Julian High School in Chicago, Ill., including one season as the head coach. Griffin also coached the boys' track & field team for six years and worked one year as an assistant athletic director.
From 2001-2003, Griffin coached the defensive ends at his alma mater, Western Illinois. He assisted in the management and administration of scouting reports and evaluated film in addition to his duties with the defensive ends.
Griffin earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from WIU in 2002. As a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end, Griffin had 39 tackles, including nine for a loss, and four sacks for the Leathernecks during his senior season.