Rudy Griffin begins his first season as Birmingham-Southern's defensive line coach after being hired in January 2014.
Griffin comes to BSC after a season at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where he was Defensive Line and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to that he was Linebacker Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, from 2011-2012. From 2010-2011, Griffin was at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., where he worked in Football Quality Control and was the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator.
Griffin was a starting defensive tackle for the University of Alabama from 2003-2006, where he earned his B.S. in Human Performance. At Alabama he was a captain for the 2006 Cotton Bowl and a member of the 2005 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Griffin also has high school coaching experience under his belt. He taught and was the Defensive Coordinator at Demopolis High School in Demopolis, Ala., from 2008-2010, helping DHS win the 2009 5A state title. Griffin also taught and coached at Worth County High School in Sylvester, Ga., from 2007-2008, and was a volunteer coach for Holy Spirit High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2005. Prior to his tenure at Worth County and after graduating from Alabama, he was Defensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.
Griffin also played at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., from 2001-2003, where he was a two-year starter and Dean's List member, before transferring to Alabama.
Griffin is a native of Hepzibah, Ga., where he played for Hepzibah High School.