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Shawn Griswold enters his fifth season as the Arizona State University head coach

of sports performance. Griswold came to ASU from the University of Pittsburgh,

where he was one of Sun Devil head football coach Todd Graham’s first hires upon

taking over the ASU program. Graham has called Griswold “the best strength and

conditioning coach in America.”

Prior to joining the Pitt staff, Griswold spent three seasons as

the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Tulsa under Graham.

Griswold’s efforts were instrumental in helping Tulsa field one of the

country’s most explosive teams over the past decade. The highly-

conditioned Golden Hurricane averaged nearly 80 plays a game in

2010, ranking fifth nationally in total offense, sixth in scoring and

15th in rushing yards. Tulsa’s mentally tough defense ranked third

in turnovers forced.

Griswold had two stints at Tulsa (2004-06 and 2008-10)

as Director of Strength and Conditioning. During that time the

Golden Hurricane earned four bowl berths and captured the 2005

Conference USA championship. In addition to working with the

football team, he also had oversight of the entire strength and

conditioning program for Tulsa athletics. He spent the 2007 season

in Louisville as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for

the Cardinals.

Prior to Tulsa, Griswold spent five years as head strength and

conditioning coordinator at his alma mater, Utah State. He oversaw

the athletic development for 16 varsity sports and was directly

responsible for designing the strength and conditioning programs for

football, basketball and volleyball.

A former football student-athlete at USU, Griswold’s career

began as a graduate assistant coach for the Aggies before he was

promoted to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.

Griswold earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from

Utah State. He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in

1996 and a master’s of science degree in 1998.




Chris enters his fifth year at Arizona State University and is the current Senior Assistant Coach for Sports Performance. He assists

with the Sun Devil football program and is personally responsible for the men’s and women’s track and field programs. Chris earned

his undergraduate degree from Springfield College in Applied Exercise Science (2008). During his undergraduate term he interned with

several schools throughout the northeast including the University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross, and

also spent time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. He then moved on to become a graduate assistant at Florida State University where he earned

a masters degree in Sports Administration (2010). While at Florida State, Chris worked with several teams including football, swimming

and diving, track and field, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Chris then joined the Florida State Football strength staff for the

2010 season. Chris holds certifications with USA weightlifting, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate

Strength and Conditioning Association.