Former Wildcat standout Lisa Griffith is in her first season on the Arizona coaching staff. She is responsible for perimeter player development, recruiting, scouting, floor work and assisting with the Joan Bonvicini Hoop Camp.
Griffith came to Arizona from Stirling Sports and Entertainment Group, where she was the national sales manager and was responsible for new business development and the Master’s Golf Program. Prior to that, Griffith was employed by International Sports Management, first as an account executive and then as the national sales manager.
In 2004, Griffith started F.A.S.T. Basketball, a grass roots youth basketball program for children ages 6-16. There she coached an eighth grade girls team and two first and second grade teams.
During the 2001-02 school year, Griffith served as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. There she was heavily involved in recruiting, planned the program’s summer camp, worked with the perimeter players and organized film exchange.
A four-year starter (1997-2000), Griffith’s name is found throughout the Arizona record books. She holds the career records for three-point field goals made (285) and attempted (747), and ranks second in three-point field goal percentage (.382), third in both games played (122) and games started (110), fourth in steals (225) and minutes played (3,627), sixth in minutes per game average (29.7), seventh in assists (455) and 10th in scoring (1,199).
A four-time honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick, Griffith still holds the Pac-10 records for three-pointers in a career (212) and a season (92) in conference play.
During Griffith’s time at Arizona, the team compiled a 108-39 record and made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including the program’s first ever appearance in 1997. The program also earned its first national ranking during Griffith’s sophomore season.
Griffith earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from The University of Arizona in 2000.