The Saint Lucia Basketball Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Coach Gregory Griffith as the new Technical Director of Basketball Operations.
Coach Griffith, a second-generation Saint Lucian-based in Miami, Florida, graciously accepted the position and will manage the creation, delivery and enhancement of Saint Lucia Basketball domestic programs and initiatives with primary responsibility in the areas of Coach Education and Development, Player Development at all levels ( Snr, U20, U15,) and all formats 3×3 and 5×5 formats, Structure, Direction and Oversight of the National Team Program.
He will also advise the Federation on technical matters and respond to requests from the SLBF Executive with actions that are consistent with the SLBF strategic plan, a clear pathway for the development of athletes into national teams and delegate roles, (working along with SLBF Executive), implement processes for the ongoing assessment and development of athletes, provide the training infrastructure for technical officials to progress to the national level, encourage the development of and sharing of the best technical practices throughout SLBF and in collaboration with SLBF Executive, arrange seminars/workshops regarding the technical development of basketball, among others.
Coach Gregory Griffith, a player and a coach of youth and college sports for over 34 years, is the co-founder of the Learning Academy of Basketball (the LAB), a not-for-profit organization that unites teens from diverse backgrounds in a cultural exchange for the development of leadership and basketball skills. No stranger to Saint Lucia basketball, he has enjoyed successes on the island with his LAB program which has been hailed within Tampa Bay, Trinidad, St. Lucia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo just to name a few.
He serves as the President and owner of Grind Time Athletics (GTA), a player development company based in the Tampa Bay area and is a certified NLI basketball scout. He also serves as a consultant for the Healthy Hoops Outreach Program with established relationships with Hillsborough County Park and Recreations, Hillsborough County Children’s Board, and Florida’s Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
Previously, Coach Griffith served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Miami, Florida where he taught a course on effective coaching strategies. He also served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
He has built a reputation of being a committed, results-oriented leader and a life-long student of the game of basketball. Coach Griffith partners with several elementary, middle, and high schools to provide athletic and tutoring educational services and in 2021 he was selected as a coach for the Chris Paul (CP3) National Combine.