HEAD COACH OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE
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
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.
SENIOR ASSISTANT COACH OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE
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.
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