Saint Joseph's University women's basketball head coach Cindy Griffin was inducted into the Bishop McDevitt Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday evening at the Flourtown Country Club.
A 1987 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Griffin (nee Anderson) led the Lancers to a pair of Philadelphia Catholic League titles, garnering All-Catholic League honors along the way. Following graduation, Griffin began a standout career at Saint Joseph's in which she helped the Hawks advance to the 1990 NCAA Tournament and individually earned All-Big 5 and All-Atlantic 10 honors. Invited to try out for the 1990 East Team at the U.S. Olympic Festival, she finished her collegiate career ranked among SJU's career leaders in three-point field goal percentage (.364) and free throw percentage (.763), as well as assists (510) and steals (197).
A 1997 inductee of the Bishop McDevitt Athletic Hall of Fame and 1998 selection for the SJU Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Griffin also received the Philadelphia Catholic League's alumni achievement award in 2002.
Now in her 17th season at the helm of the Hawks, Griffin is the program's all-time leader in wins as SJU has amassed a 308-227 record during her tenure. Named head coach prior to the 2001-02 season, Griffin has led Saint Joseph's to 13 winning seasons, 11 postseason berths, and the 2013 Atlantic 10 title, with 20 Hawks earning A-10 All-Conference accolades.
This season, Griffin guided the Hawks to an 18-14 record and advanced to the title game of the 2018 A-10 Championship. Saint Joseph's is also postseason eligible and awaits postseason tournament announcements on March 12.
Griffin, who spent three seasons as head coach at Loyola-Maryland before returning to Hawk Hill, is 356-260 over 20 seasons as a head coach. She joined fellow inductees John Armstrong '65 and John 'Jack' Rooney '70, along with Legends of McDevitt honorees Carole Anne Dominello and Paul Poiesz '78 in being recognized on Thursday.
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