Bishop McDevitt grad, seasoned head coach of St. Joe’s women’s basketball reaches career milestone

Cindy Anderson-Griffin, a 1987 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, reached her 200th Atlantic 10 Conference win as the head coach of the Saint Joseph’s University women’s basketball team.

In 2022, Coach Griffin marked her 400th career coaching victory after a 59-54 win over Yale.

Griffin is now in her 23rd season with the Lady Hawks, a program she once played for in the late ’80s and early ’90s. She has an overall record of 418-338 in 26 seasons as a head coach, and a 370-305 record at Hawk Hill which includes 13 postseason appearances.

Griffin’s teams have posted seven 20-win seasons and six victories over nationally-ranked teams, and her players have been honored as Atlantic 10 All-Conference performers 23 times and 18 have gone on to play professionally.

Griffin is the eighth coach in Division I to lead her alma mater to the NCAA Tournament as a player and a coach, and only the third coach in the Atlantic 10 to reach 200 conference wins in her career.

At McDevitt, she helped the Lady Lancers to two Philadelphia Catholic League titles and went on to be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2002, she received the Philadelphia Catholic League’s alumni achievement award.

From SJU’s biography of Coach Griffin:

One of the top playmakers in Saint Joseph’s history, Griffin starred for the Hawks from 1987-88 through 1991-92 (missing the 1988-89 season due to injury). A three-time team captain, Griffin finished her career with 662 points, 278 rebounds, 510 assists and 197 steals. She currently ranks fourth on SJU’s all-time assist list. As a junior in 1990-91, she played in 1,178 out of a possible 1,200 minutes to set the school record for minutes played in a single season. The Hawks made three NCAA Tournament appearances and posted three straight 20-win seasons during her playing career. A two-time Second Team All-Big 5 choice, as well as a Third Team All-Atlantic 10 pick as a senior, she was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s in 1991 and completed her M.B.A. from SJU in 1993. She resides in Conshohocken, Pa., with her husband, Curtis, and children, Kaylie, Hannah and Curtis, Jr. Kaylie will be a junior on Griffin’s roster in 2023-24.

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