A mainstay of Fairbanks basketball for four decades, Griffin held the UAF scoring record for 36 years and as a coach guided high school teams to 33 state tournaments in a 35-year span. A Nanook from 1966-69, Griffin scored 1,682 career points with a single-game high of 43 points and was the first UAF player to have his jersey number retired. He spent 30 years at Lathrop High, coaching basketball and other sports, and also coached at West Valley and Eielson.