BALTIMORE, January 3, 2013 – US Lacrosse has hired Bruce Griffin to fill the organization’s newly-created position as director of health & sport safety. Griffin assumes his new role Monday, January 7 and will work from US Lacrosse’s headquarters office in Baltimore.
As director of health & sport safety, Griffin will serve as the primary liaison with US Lacrosse’s Sports Science & Safety Committee as well as the Insurance & Risk Management Committee. He will work with both groups to prioritize, develop and manage organizational initiatives -- primarily in the form of published educational resources, research and data analysis – in an effort to effectively manage player injury risk in men’s and women’s lacrosse.
"We’re extremely excited that a person with Bruce’s unique qualifications and extensive experience in safety and risk management has agreed to join the US Lacrosse family," said Ann Carpenetti, managing director of game administration. "Bruce has a deep passion and contagious enthusiasm for health and safety issues and having him in this new administrative position further cements our organizational commitment to advancing the cause of player safety for all participants."
Griffin, a Baltimore native, joins US Lacrosse after serving in various roles at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1993. Most recently, Griffin served as UNCG’s chief risk officer, with previous posts as the assistant chancellor for environmental safety and as director of health & safety.
Griffin received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science from East Carolina University, and most recently, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in 2011 from UNCG in Higher Education, with an Educational Research Methodology minor.
He also has achieved several impressive certifications in the fields of safety and risk management, including Certified Safety Professional (CSP), the Associate of Risk Management (ARM) and a GradIOSH (Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).
Additionally, Griffin has been an active parent and coach with the Triad Youth Lacrosse Association in Greensboro, and holds Level 1 certification through the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program.
About US Lacrosse
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