Wheelock names ex-Bridgwater State assistant Griffin as two-sport coach
BOSTON -- Meghan Griffin has been named head field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach at Wheelock, it was announced Monday by director of athletics Dwight Datcher.
A native of Billerica, Mass., Griffin spent the past three years serving as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach for her alma mater, Bridgewater State University. Griffin helped guide the Bears to three consecutvie NCAA tournament appearances, while compiling a 46-13 record for a .780 winning percentage. Griffin, a former goalkeeper, saw the fruits of her labor result in Bridgewater’s goalie being named the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance Goalkeeper of the Year, while a pair of other players were named the NEWLA Defensive Player of the Year, respectively, during her three-year tenure. While at Bridgewater, she also worked with attackers to help creatively develop techniques to circumvent the strengths of keepers.
Griffin didn’t limit herself to coaching at just the college level, serving as a coach for the Laxachusetts Lacrosse Club as well as Oliver Ames High School and within the New England Select Lacrosse League.
Griffin imparted her knowledge on the field hockey pitch as well, leading the Milton Academy Freshman squad to a 6-0-1 mark as its head coach for the 2011 campaign. In addition, Griffin also played field hockey at the Bay State Games and on the intramural level at Bridgewater State. She is in the process of achieving Level 1 certification from USA Field Hockey as well.
Prior to her coaching career, Griffin starred for the Bridgewater State women’s lacrosse team, where she helped the Bears to three NEWLA championships as well as an NCAA tournament berth. The stopper was selected as the league’s goalkeeper of the year following her senior season and earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team. She finished her career as the program’s all-time victories leader and turned away a school-record 194 shots for the single-season standard.