Garrett Griffeth Season 2023
Garrett Griffeth enters his second season as assistant coach for the LSU Gymnastics program under head coach Jay Clark.
In his first season with the Tigers, Griffeth lead the vault squad to a top-five finish nationally, finishing the 2022 season ranked third in the country.
Griffeth comes from the University of Utah where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons. In that time, the Utes went 21-1 during the regular season, won the 2021 Pac-12 Championship and finished third nationally after advancing to the NCAA Championship Final.
Under Griffeth, the Utah vault lineup finished in the top-10 of the national rankings both years with a pair of All-Americans. He was a part of the staff that was named WCGA Region 2 Assistant Coaches of the Year in 2020.
Prior to his time in Salt Lake City, Griffeth served as the associate head coach for two seasons at Arkansas. He spent four seasons at Texas Woman’s University from 2014-17 and prior to that coached at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy in 2013.
In his first season at Arkansas, he helped the Razorbacks advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in five seasons in 2018. Griffeth coached Braid Speed to All-America honors on vault. The Razorbacks set several school records from 2018-19 and achieved a program first with consecutive fifth-place SEC finishes.
During his four seasons at TWU, Griffeth was the 2014 Coaches Association Division II Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2017 Midwest Independent Conference Assistant Coach of the Year. He coached 16 USAG All-Americans on vault and bars, a USAG national bar champion and two USAG bar runners-up.
Griffeth earn his bachelor and master’s degrees from Georgia. He began his career in gymnastics as a graduate assistant under Clark and in 2012 served as the program’s administrative associate.
He is married to LSU gymnastics assistant coach Courtney McCool-Griffeth. They have two daughters, Rae and Blakely.