North Florida Women’s Basketball adds Tron Griffin as Associate Head Coach

North Florida women’s basketball proudly announces the addition of Tron Griffin as associate head coach to the Osprey staff, as announced by head coach Erika Lambert.

Griffin joins the UNF coaching staff after serving as the head coach at Daytona State College from 2021-24, while also having prior experience in the Atlantic Sun Conference as an assistant coach with Stetson 2018-20. His primary responsibilities will include post-player development, coordinating our defense & overseeing academics and community outreach.

“We got a steal in hiring Tron Griffin! Coach Tron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program, and he’s a first-class person,” said head coach Erika Lambert. “Tron has coached successfully at many different levels all over the Southeast, including a stint in the ASUN. He has the perspective of both an assistant and head coach but most importantly, Tron is a servant leader in every capacity. Our program will benefit from his extensive recruiting network.”

“He is a personable relationship-builder and is well connected across the state of Florida. Having grown up around UNF, he will make a seamless transition to our team,” continued Lambert. “I am thrilled to welcome Tron, Sheena & their children to the Osprey family!”

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Griffin returns home after leading Daytona State last season to its best start since 2015-16, as well as its most conference wins with nine. On top of that, he recorded the most overall wins since 2019-20, the best home record since 2019-20, the best road record since 2017-18 and its first victory over Florida Southwestern State College in program history.

Overall in his three seasons at the helm for Daytona State, Griffin converted two winning seasons with four all-conference selections, including 10 in total, along with a 100% graduation rate over last three years. He has developed and signed 18 players at the NJCAA level to Division I institutions, including a program-record six signees in 2024.

“I am extremely excited to join Coach Lambert and the Osprey family,” said Griffin. “Jacksonville is home and UNF is a special place. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and be a part of something special on campus and in the community. The amount of value, growth, and support for athletics at North Florida is exciting to be a part of.”

Before his stop at Daytona State College, he served as the Athletic Director at Atlantic High School from 2020-21. He was the assistant coach at Georgia State from 2017-18 before his tenure for two seasons with Stetson as well.

In 2016-17, Griffin served as head coach at Truett McConnell after serving four years as an assistant coach and later associate head coach at Prairie View A&M. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Bethune-Cookman University, and two seasons as an assistant coach at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

In 2008-09, Griffin served as the head girl’s varsity basketball coach at Union County High School, while beginning his coaching career as the assistant boy’s varsity basketball coach at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville in 2006-07.

During his collegiate career, he competed in both men’s basketball and football for Bethune-Cookman from 2002-06. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies with a concentration on Business Education in 2006 at Bethune-Cookman University and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership at Western Governors University in 2021.

Griffin and his wife, Sheena, have three children, Kimora, Kaidyn, and Karson.

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