Dr. Griffith began working at Lipscomb in the fall of 1980. During his time at Lipscomb, Dr. Griffith has served as department chair of the former Health and Physical Education Department, men's tennis coach, assistant baseball coach (served under Hall of Famer Ken Dugan), cross country coach, and an assistant athletic director. Currently, he splits his time between athletics and academics, serving as Director of Tennis and teaching.
Dr. Griffith received the bachelor's degree from Lipscomb in 1976. He received the Master's of Science and Doctor of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr. Griffith has coached men's tennis for 15 of the 21 years he has been at Lipscomb. His current match record stands at 257-147. While serving as tennis coach, two of his teams have participated in the NAIA National Tournament. His teams won three Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. He was named TCAC Coach of the Year in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, and 1990. He stepped down from coaching tennis in 1992 for six years so he could watch his two sons play athletics. Dr. Griffith served as Lipscomb's cross country coach from 1994 - 1999. Every year that Dr. Griffith was cross country coach, Lipscomb had runners participate in the NAIA National Cross Country meet. In 1997, he was named the TranSouth Conference Cross-Country Coach of the year.
Dr. Griffith serves as a professor in the Kinesiology Department. He teaches courses in Motor Learning, Mechanics of Movement, and coaching education. He is a member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association, and the United States Professional Tennis Registry. He writes a regular fitness column for The Sandlotter (publication dealing with local baseball). He is married to the former Dianne Goolsby. They have two sons, Matthew and Cole. The Griffiths attend Hillsboro church of Christ, where he serves as a deacon. Dr. Griffith enjoys strength training, tennis, racquetball, and watching his sons play baseball and tennis. Besides being a fan of all Lipscomb athletics, Dr. Griffith is an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans, and Nashville Predators.