Donny Griffin is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Lindenwood softball team in 2018.
In his first season at Lindenwood, he was part of a coaching staff that helped the Lady Lions improve by six wins over the previous season. The Lady Lions also showed improvement statistically on both offense and defense.
Griffin was a member of Liz Kelly’s staff at Maryville from 2013 to 2016. Griffin helped the Saints improve every year in the win column. In 2016, Maryville had the best season in program history by going 39-16 and advancing to the NCAA Division II Region 2 Championship game.
Griffin was the head coach of the Visitation Academy softball program for three years. He coached two all-state players and led the team to its first state quarterfinal appearance. He was also the head coach of the ST. Louis Illusions Athletes Fast-pitch softball program from 2007 to 2012. Griffin led that team to multiple tournament titles and top-25 finishes in the nation.
Griffin also is an elementary teacher at Forder Elementary School in the Mehlville School District, and coaches the fifth-grade cross country and track teams.
Griffin graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2008 with a physical education degree, and he earned his master’s in sports management from Missouri Baptist in 2012. He graduated high school in St. Charles, Mo. at Francis Howell North.