Union College Director of Athletics Tim Curry has announced that Hannah Griffin, who served this past season as the Interim Head Coach of the Bulldog Softball program, has been promoted to the full time head coaching position effective immediately.
Griffin, who joined the Union Athletic Department last August as an assistant coach in the program, was thrust into head coaching duties just two games into the 2014 season.
In the end, the Bulldogs finished the year with an even 22-22 overall mark, as junior Ashley Wojnowski ended the season earning All-AAC honors after completing the regular season as the NAIA's leader in triples with 10.
"After going through the search process, I am confident that we have the right person already in place to lead our softball program forward in Coach Griffin," said Curry. "I very much look forward to the leadership that she will continue to provide to the student-athletes in our softball program. I firmly believe that she will bring much needed stability that will help our program to move forward in all areas."
"I couldn't be more excited to have the opportunity to bring stability and a winning mentality to this program," said Griffin. "I truly have a great group of girls, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Union Softball. Most importantly, we will "Always compete."
"I am so thankful for this opportunity, and I look forward to many successful seasons at Union College."
Griffin came to Union after coaching at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in 2013, serving as the varsity and JV pitching coach. Griffin was also the pitching coach for Velocity Fast Pitch in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama from 2009-2011, coaching girls aged 14 through 18. Griffin also served at an intern at two schools in the Tuscaloosa area, teaching physical education classes at both.
Griffin entered the coaching ranks off a career as a student-athlete at two schools - Southern Miss and West Alabama. Griffin was a member of the Golden Eagle softball program from 2007-2010. That year, she transferred to West Alabama, playing on the softball squad there from 2010-12.
Griffin earned a Bachelors of Science degree from West Alabama in Dec. of 2012 in Physical Education. She currently resides in Barbourville.