Garrett Griffeth joins the Razorbacks after three seasons with Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. In 2017, he helped the Pioneers to the title at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship and a runner-up finish at the Midwest Independent Conference (MIC) Championship. He coached seven gymnasts to 12 USAG All-America honors and mentored Schyler Jones as she advanced to the NCAA Regional Championship in Fayetteville last year. Griffeth earned MIC Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts.
Following his first season with the Razorbacks, Griffeth was promoted to Associate Head Coach. This past season, despite injuries forcing Arkansas to compete five vaulters in most meets, Griffeth coached Arkansas’ core vault group of Braie Speed, Amanda Wellick, and Sarah Shaffer to scores of 9.800 or higher in 39-of-42 vaults. Wellick and Speed took All-SEC status on the event, while Speed was named Arkansas’ 11th vault All-American, first since 2014, at this year’s NCAA Championships.
Prior to his time at TWU, Griffeth worked at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, the University of Georgia and the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts.
Griffeth earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with a concentration in athletic training in 2010 and master’s degree in sports management in 2011 from Georgia.